3 days in Illinois Itinerary

3 days in Illinois Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Illinois planner

Make it your trip
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Ottawa
— 1 day
Drive
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Chicago
— 2 nights

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Ottawa

— 1 day
Ottawa is a city located at the confluence of the navigable Illinois River and Fox River in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): do a tasting at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room, stroll through Starved Rock State Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at SaltTreeYoga.

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Chicago to Ottawa is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In February in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 23rd (Tue), take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally don't miss a visit to Millennium Park. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, stop by Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then contemplate the long history of Pleasant Home, then admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and finally make a trip to Marquette Building.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chicago online journey planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Chicago by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February in Chicago, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Illinois travel guide

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Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.