29 days in Chicago & Gettysburg Itinerary

29 days in Chicago & Gettysburg Itinerary

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29 days in Chicago & Gettysburg Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  12​h
1
Chicago
— 19 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

19
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get outdoors at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area and Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Get some historical perspective at Millennium Park and Chicago Riverwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Saint Joseph (FuzzyButz Pet Bakery, Whirlpool Compass Fountain, & more), Grand Mere State Park (in Stevensville) and Starved Rock State Park (in Utica). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Sun) at Six Flags Great America. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, look for gifts at Stateline Blueberries, look for all kinds of wild species at Sarett Nature Center, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in May: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, South Bend, Oak Park, Michigan City, Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream Co.
Highlights from your plan
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

7
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Ephrata Cloister and Gettysburg Heritage Center will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gettysburg: Shady Maple Farm Market (in Blue Ball), Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Kleinfeltersville) and Lititz (Olio Olive Oils & Balsamics & Aaron's Books). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, admire the majestic nature at Cacapon Resort State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, and make a trip to Evergreen Cemetery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Gettysburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Gettysburg due to the time zone difference. In May in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Lititz, Ephrata Cloister, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Shady Maple Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

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