2 days in Illinois Itinerary

2 days in Illinois Itinerary

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2 days in Illinois Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, examine the collection at The Field Museum, and then admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Chicago trip maker tool .

Washington DC to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get slightly colder in Chicago: highs are around 71°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
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Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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