9 days in Illinois Itinerary

9 days in Illinois Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Illinois tour itinerary maker

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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Utica
— 2 nights
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Casey
— 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier, Hamilton, and other attractions. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

Indianapolis to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Utica.

Things to do in Chicago

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Utica

— 2 nights
North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. Your day by day itinerary now includes Matthiessen State Park. It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Starved Rock State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Utica trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Chicago to Utica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chicago in September, plan for little chillier nights in Utica, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Casey.

Things to do in Utica

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Casey

— 2 nights
Casey is a city in Clark and Cumberland counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. Your day by day itinerary now includes World's Largest Mailbox, World's Largest Pitchfork and World Largest Golf Tee. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to World Largest Golf Tee, make a trip to World's Largest Pitchfork, and then don't miss a visit to World's Largest Mailbox. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to World's Largest Rocking Chair and then make a trip to World Largest Wind Chime.

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You can drive from Utica to Casey in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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.