7 days in Chicago & Charleston Itinerary

7 days in Chicago & Charleston Itinerary

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7 days in Chicago & Charleston Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h 30​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Indiana Dunes State Park and then trek along Cowles Bog. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Prairie Wolf Slough, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Deer Grove Forest Preserve.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chicago. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Chesterton, Prairie Wolf Slough, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, Deer Grove Forest Preserve
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Cowles Bog ©
Cowles Bog
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Deer Grove Forest Preserve ©
Deer Grove Forest Preserve

3
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Moultrie and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Popular historic sites such as Hunting Island Lighthouse and Fort Sumter National Monument are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Old Sheldon Church Ruins in Yemassee (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, get to know the fascinating history of Charleston History Tours, and see the interesting displays at Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

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You can fly from Chicago to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Charleston. In June, Charleston is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hunting Island Lighthouse, Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Fort Moultrie, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins

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