15 days in Chicago, North Alabama & Charleston Itinerary

15 days in Chicago, North Alabama & Charleston Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip maker tool.

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in April since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Huntsville

— 4 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Historic Mooresville (in Mooresville) and Decatur (Old Decatur Historic District, Morgan Coutny Archives, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, stroll around Dog Spot dog park, and make a trip to Independent Musical Productions.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Huntsville online attractions planner.

Getting from Chicago to Huntsville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Huntsville is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

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Charleston

— 6 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet), Georgetown (The South Carolina Maritime Museum & Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church) and The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw). There's lots more to do: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and take an in-depth tour of Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Huntsville to Charleston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Charleston due to the time zone difference. April in Charleston sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips