6 days in Joliet & Estes Park Itinerary

6 days in Joliet & Estes Park Itinerary

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Joliet
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
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Joliet

— 1 night
Joliet is a city in Kendall and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, 40mi southwest of Chicago. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More, learn about all things military at First Division Museum at Cantigny, then steep yourself in history at Cantigny Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Maple Street Chapel, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and then get to know the resident critters at Brookfield Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Joliet online trip itinerary maker.

Chicago to Joliet is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Joliet, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Joliet

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 4 nights
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Explore Estes Park's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Milner Pass, Chasm Falls, &more). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the exciting artwork at The Studio Fine Art and Framing.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park online holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joliet to Estes Park. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Joliet in July, you will find days in Estes Park are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips