3 days in Charlotte & Chicago Itinerary

3 days in Charlotte & Chicago Itinerary

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3 days in Charlotte & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
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Charlotte
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Charlotte

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 12th (Fri), have fun and explore at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Charlotte road trip planning website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Charlotte. In July in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Charlotte

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Carowinds ©
Carowinds
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center ©
Room Escape Games

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Charlotte to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Charlotte in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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