7 days in Illinois Itinerary

7 days in Illinois Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Illinois holiday builder

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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Utica
— 2 nights
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Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Indianapolis to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Chicago are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to Utica.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Utica

— 2 nights
North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. Utica is known for nature, wineries, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Matthiessen State Park and trek along Starved Rock State Park.

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Traveling by car from Chicago to Utica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Utica can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Utica

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Illinois travel guide

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Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.