8 days in Chicago & Nauvoo Itinerary

8 days in Chicago & Nauvoo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Illinois sightseeing planner
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Chicago
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Nauvoo
— 4 nights
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Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and then enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then walk around Millennium Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

Idaho Falls to Chicago is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Idaho Falls in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Chicago, with highs around 83°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nauvoo.
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Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors

Nauvoo — 4 nights

Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site has been added to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours) and Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave. Explore Nauvoo's surroundings by going to Hannibal (Tom Sawyer' Statue, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Burlington (Snake Alley & Mosquito Park). There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Historic Nauvoo, contemplate the long history of Joseph Smith Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of North Lee County Historical Society, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nauvoo State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nauvoo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Nauvoo takes 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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