25 days in Chicago & Amarillo Itinerary

25 days in Chicago & Amarillo Itinerary

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25 days in Chicago & Amarillo Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 11 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Amarillo
— 13 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Chicago

11
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb), South Bend (Washington Hall, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, &more) and Bong State Recreation Area (in Kansasville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, walk around Millennium Park, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip website.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Bend, Oak Park, Milwaukee, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., Bong State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

13
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Route 66 has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Amarillo: Shamrock (Shamrock West Museum, Shamrock Water Tower, &more), Canyon (Palo Duro Canyon State Park & Old West Stables) and Pampa H20 Aquatic Center (in Pampa). There's much more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, make a trip to Murals of Tucumcari, get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Amarillo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in September, you will find days in Amarillo are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shamrock, Canyon, Childress, Tucumcari, Plainview
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
The Charles Goodnight Historical Center ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

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