7 days in Illinois Itinerary

7 days in Illinois Itinerary

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7 days in Illinois Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 1st (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Illinois Korean War Memorial and then make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Springfield online trip itinerary builder .

Minneapolis to Springfield is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Lincoln Park Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Springfield to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Chicago, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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