5 days in Chicago & Utica Itinerary

5 days in Chicago & Utica Itinerary

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Chicago
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Utica
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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 17th (Fri): boost your wellbeing at Aire Ancient Baths Chicago and then sample the fine beverages at Quincy Street Distillery. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Chicago vacation planner.

Waukegan to Chicago is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Waukegan in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 61°F in Chicago. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Utica.
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Spas · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Theme Parks
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Utica — 2 nights

North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nachusa Grasslands and Selmi's Greenhouse and Farm Market. Explore Utica's surroundings by going to Dixon Riverfront Plaza (in Dixon) and Franklin Creek Grist Mill (in Franklin Grove). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Illinois River Winery.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Utica trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Utica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chicago in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Utica, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
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Wildlife · Parks · Wineries
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