5 days in Illinois & Michigan City Itinerary

5 days in Illinois & Michigan City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Michigan City
— 1 night
Drive

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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Bring the kids along to The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

Fort Smith to Chicago is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fort Smith in June, with highs in Chicago at 81°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Michigan City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Michigan City

— 1 night
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): walk around Galien River County Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Michigan City day trip planning website.

Drive from Chicago to Michigan City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Michigan City when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Michigan City

Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.