5 days in Frankenmuth & Chicago Itinerary

5 days in Frankenmuth & Chicago Itinerary

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5 days in Frankenmuth & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Frankenmuth
1
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
End: Frankenmuth

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll around Wilkommen Park, browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus, then contemplate the long history of Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, and finally see the interesting displays at Frankenmuth Lager Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Birch Run Premium Outlets, admire the natural beauty at Dow Gardens, and then experience rural life at Grandpa Tiny's Farm.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are MBS International Airport, Bishop International Airport and Oakland County International Airport. In August in Frankenmuth, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, Birch Run Premium Outlets, Dow Gardens
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Grandpa Tiny's Farm ©
Grandpa Tiny's Farm

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Cloud Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Frankenmuth to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankenmuth to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Frankenmuth in August, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
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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