6 days in Chicago & Springfield Itinerary

6 days in Chicago & Springfield Itinerary

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6 days in Chicago & Springfield Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Springfield
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and make a trip to Millennium Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago itinerary builder website .

Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, get advice or help at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Union Square Park. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, steep yourself in history at Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, then make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Illinois State Capitol.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Springfield online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Chicago in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Springfield, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden

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