60 days in Chicago & Central City Itinerary

60 days in Chicago & Central City Itinerary

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Chicago
— 46 nights
Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Central City
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Central City
— 13 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Boston

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Chicago — 46 nights

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: Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb), Shabbona Lake State Park (in Shabbona) and Springbrook Nature Center (in Itasca). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago online trip itinerary builder.

Boston to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Chicago due to the time zone difference. May in Chicago sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Central City.
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Central City — 13 nights

The City of Central, commonly known as Central City, is the Home Rule Municipality in Gilpin and Clear Creek counties that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gilpin County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Central City: Nederland (Nederland Mining Museum, Carousel of Happiness, &more), Georgetown (Historic Georgetown, Clear Creek Canyon, &more) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). Next up on the itinerary: go deep underground at Hidee Gold Mine, hike along Columbine Lake Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Inlet Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Central City trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Chicago to Central City with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Central City. In July, Central City is cooler than Chicago - with highs of 53°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
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