15 days in Chicago's North Shore, Central New York & Portland Itinerary

15 days in Chicago's North Shore, Central New York & Portland Itinerary

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Drive to Evanston
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Evanston
— 1 night
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Drive to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Fly to Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Drive to Verona
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Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cooperstown
— 4 nights
Drive
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Binghamton
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Evanston

— 1 night
Evanston is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, north of downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, and Wilmette to the north. On the 21st (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Block Museum of Art, visit a coastal fixture at Grosse Point Lighthouse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baha'i House of Worship. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at Kohl Children's Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emily Oaks Nature Center, and then deepen your understanding at Northwestern University.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Evanston online sightseeing planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Evanston is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brussels to Evanston, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in August; daily highs in Evanston reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Verona.

Things to do in Evanston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Verona

— 2 nights
Verona is a town in southwestern Oneida County, New York, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), take in the history at Fort Stanwix National Monument and then immerse yourself in nature at Pixley Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): head outdoors with Root Glen and then witness the site of a historic battle at Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Verona travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Evanston to Verona with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Evanston to Verona. Traveling from Evanston in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Verona, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cooperstown

— 4 nights

Village of Cooperstown

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Northeast Classic Car Museum. Get in touch with nature at Howe Caverns and Delaware Otsego Audubon Soc. Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Cooperstown side-trips: Vroman's Nose Hiking Trail (in Middleburgh) and Iroquois Museum (in Howes Cave). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Fenimore Art Museum, see the interesting displays at The Farmers' Museum, find something for the whole family at Barnyard Swing, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cooperstown trip maker tool.

Drive from Verona to Cooperstown in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cooperstown can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Binghamton.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Binghamton

— 1 night
Binghamton is a city in, and the county seat of, Broome County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get outside with Conklin Players Club and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Animal Adventure Park.

Before you visit Binghamton, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Cooperstown to Binghamton takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Binghamton

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Portland

— 6 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Marginal Way Walkway and The Paul Revere House. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Red Claws Basketball. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Boston (Boston Common, Boston Public Garden, &more). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, get a sense of history and politics at Portland City Hall, and stop by Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Portland tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Binghamton to Portland by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips