7 days in Chicago and Beyond Itinerary

7 days in Chicago and Beyond Itinerary

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Volo
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Rockford
— 1 night
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Utica
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 4 nights

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Volo

Volo ©
Volo is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Volo Auto Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Volo online tour planner.

Flint to Volo is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Flint to Volo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Volo sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Volo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

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Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Espencheid Memorial Forest Preserve, then take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Center Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rockford route app.

You can drive from Volo to Rockford in 1.5 hours. August in Rockford sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Utica.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Discovery Center Museum ©
Discovery Center Museum
Espencheid Memorial Forest Preserve ©
Espencheid Memorial Forest Preserve
Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens

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Utica

Utica ©
North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. On the 26th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Matthiessen State Park, hike along Starved Rock State Park, then do a tasting at Illinois River Winery, and finally explore the activities along Allen Park.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Utica day trip planner.

Drive from Rockford to Utica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Utica can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Utica

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Matthiessen State Park ©
Matthiessen State Park
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Illinois River Winery ©
Illinois River Winery

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Escape the urban bustle at Lakefront Trail and Chicago River. Head to Lincoln Park and Chicago Premium Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville), Cantigny Park (in Wheaton) and Woodfield Mall (in Schaumburg). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, browse the exhibits of Chicago Cultural Center, stop by The Loop, and catch the contagious excitement of Arlington Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chicago trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Utica to Chicago in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum

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