7 days in Chicago & Charleston Itinerary

7 days in Chicago & Charleston Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive

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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): immerse yourself in 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 identify plant and animal life at Prairie Wolf Slough, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Deer Grove Forest Preserve.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago online itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Chicago. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort Moultrie make great kid-friendly stops. Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and St. Michael's Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charleston: Old Sheldon Church Ruins (in Yemassee) and Hunting Island Lighthouse (in Beaufort). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Charleston online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Charleston takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Charleston. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in June; daily highs in Charleston reach 87°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips