7 days in Chicago Itinerary

7 days in Chicago Itinerary

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7 days in Chicago Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Drive:  6​h
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Columbus

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bender Park Waterfront and Weko Park. Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Rosewood Beach (in Highland Park), Silver Beach County Park (in Saint Joseph) and Whihala Beach (in Whiting). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago itinerary planning site .

Columbus to Chicago is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Chicago is minus 1 hour. June in Chicago sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bender Park Waterfront, Whihala Beach, Weko Park, Rosewood Beach, Silver Beach County Park
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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