22 days in Chicago and Beyond Itinerary

22 days in Chicago and Beyond Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chicago and Beyond sightseeing planner

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Chicago
— 13 nights
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Utica
— 2 nights
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Rockford
— 6 nights
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Chicago

— 13 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Centennial Beach (in Naperville), Cantigny Park (in Wheaton) and Pirate's Cove Children's Theme Park (in Elk Grove Village). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip maker website.

Manchester, UK to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Chicago. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect Chicago to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Utica.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Utica

— 2 nights
North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll around Washington Square Park, relax and rejuvenate at SaltTreeYoga, then see the interesting displays at Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Starved Rock State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Silver Springs State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Hegeler Carus Mansion, and then immerse yourself in nature at Matthiessen State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Utica trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Utica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for little chillier nights in Utica, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Utica

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Rockford

— 6 nights
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Explore Rockford's surroundings by going to Oregon (Lowden State Park, The Eagle's Nest Art Colony Collection, &more) and Freeport (Jane Addams Recreation Trail, Oscar Taylor Home, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Historical Auto Attractions, admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve, and walk around Sinnissippi Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rockford trip planner.

Traveling by car from Utica to Rockford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rockford can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks · Museums · Trails · Nature

Side Trips