7 days in Chicago Itinerary

7 days in Chicago Itinerary

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A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Head to The Magnificent Mile and Stateline Blueberriesfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Starved Rock State Park and Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room (in Utica), Sarett Nature Center (in Benton Harbor) and Grand Mere State Park (in Stevensville). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about winemaking at Prarie States Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major airports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

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Utica, St. Julian Winery-Union Pier, Prairie States Winery, Grand Mere State Park, Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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