25 days in Denver, North Chicago & Fredericksburg Itinerary

25 days in Denver, North Chicago & Fredericksburg Itinerary

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25 days in Denver, North Chicago & Fredericksburg Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
North Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Atlanta

7
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Visit Union Station and 16th Street Mall for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Boulder (Pearl Street Mall & Climbing Tours). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Mount Evans Scenic Byway, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denver day trip planning app .

Atlanta to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in May; daily highs in Denver reach 66°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to North Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder, River Rafting & Tubing, United States Air Force Academy, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
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Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

6
nights
North Chicago

North Chicago ©
North Chicago is a city in Lake County, Illinois, United States, and a suburb of the Chicago metropolitan area. Get some historical perspective at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and Holy Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from North Chicago: National Shrine of St. Therese (in Darien), John Deere Historic Site (in Grand Detour) and Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Sat) at Six Flags Great America. There's lots more to do: try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, explore the landscape on two wheels at Skokie Lagoons, experience rural life at Elawa Farm, and take in the spiritual surroundings of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read North Chicago attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to North Chicago. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to North Chicago due to the time zone difference. In May in North Chicago, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in North Chicago

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Wheaton, Elawa Farm, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Starved Rock State Park, Bowen Park
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Naval Station Great Lakes ©
Naval Station Great Lakes
Holy Hill ©
Holy Hill
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery ©
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

9
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Get some historical perspective at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Manassas National Battlefield Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fredericksburg: Charlottesville (Michie Tavern ca. 1784 & James Monroe's Highland), Luray (Luray Caverns & Stony Man Mountain Hike) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, take in the history at Battlefield Fredericksburg, take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and find something for the whole family at Kings Dominion.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Chicago to Fredericksburg. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from North Chicago to Fredericksburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from North Chicago in May, with highs in Fredericksburg at 76°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Charlottesville, Annapolis, Shenandoah National Park, Luray, Essex County Museum and Historical Society
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Monticello ©
Monticello
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Manassas National Battlefield Park ©
Manassas National Battlefield Park

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