60 days in Champaign & Chicago Itinerary

60 days in Champaign & Chicago Itinerary

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60 days in Champaign & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Champaign
— 30 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 29 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Springfield

30
nights
Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Champaign: Bloomington (Miller Park Zoo, Prairie Aviation Museum, & more), Springfield (The Lincoln Home Visitor Center, Washington Park, & more) and Normal (Rader Family Farms, University Galleries of Illinois State University, & more). There's much more to do: get outside with lake of the woods county park, view the masterpieces at Larry Kanfer Photography, walk around Griffin Bike Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Busey Woods.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Champaign trip itinerary builder app .

Springfield to Champaign is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In November, daytime highs in Champaign are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Champaign

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Springfield, Terre Haute, Urbana, Casey, Peoria
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden

29
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Shiojiri Niwa (in Mishawaka), South Bend (Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, & more) and Beloit Public Library (in Beloit). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chicago attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Champaign to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in December, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Park, Evanston, Rockford, South Bend, Wheaton
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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