24 days in Chicago and Beyond Itinerary

24 days in Chicago and Beyond Itinerary

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Drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, Drive to Utica
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Utica
— 3 nights
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Nauvoo
— 2 nights
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Rockford
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chicago
— 12 nights
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Utica

— 3 nights
North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. Go for a jaunt from Utica to Streator to see Weber House and Garden about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Starved Rock State Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at SaltTreeYoga, learn about winemaking at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room, and take an in-depth tour of LaSalle County Historical Society & Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Utica visit planning app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Utica is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Bangkok to Utica. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bangkok in June: high temperatures in Utica hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nauvoo.

Things to do in Utica

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nauvoo

— 2 nights
Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. On the 21st (Mon), do a tasting at Baxter's Vineyards, then contemplate the long history of Nauvoo State Park, then contemplate the long history of Brigham Young Home, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rheinberger House Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Joseph Smith Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Historic Nauvoo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nauvoo Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nauvoo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Utica to Nauvoo takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Nauvoo

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Rockford

— 5 nights
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, the 171st most populous city in the United States, the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, and the city of the 148th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Get out of town with these interesting Rockford side-trips: Dixon (The Next Picture Show, Old Settlers Memorial Cabin, &more), Freeport (Jane Addams Recreation Trail, Krape Park, &more) and The Eagle's Nest Art Colony Collection (in Oregon). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., take in nature's colorful creations at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, hike along Stone Bridge Trail, and stroll through Severson Dells Nature Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockford road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nauvoo to Rockford takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Rockford are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Chicago

— 12 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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, and learn more about the world around you at Field Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Rockford to Chicago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. June in Chicago sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips