4 days in Chicago & Galena Itinerary

4 days in Chicago & Galena Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Illinois travel planner

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Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galena
— 1 night
Drive

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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, stroll around Millennium Park, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chicago. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. You'll set off for Galena on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Galena

— 1 night
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. On the 4th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Heritage Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Long Hollow Canopy Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Root Beer Revelry, then get the lay of the land with The Haunted Galena Tour Company, and finally sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co..

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Galena tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Chicago to Galena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Galena, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Galena

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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