8 days in Chicago & Schaumburg Itinerary

8 days in Chicago & Schaumburg Itinerary

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8 days in Chicago & Schaumburg Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Schaumburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Chicago

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Museum of Science and Industry and The Field Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Weko Park (in Bridgman) and Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach Carousel). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, stroll around Millennium Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chicago trip planning tool .

Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Weko Park
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

3
nights
Schaumburg

Schaumburg ©
Schaumburg is a village located in Cook County and DuPage County in northeastern Illinois, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, look for gifts at The Little Popcorn Store, and then get your game on at LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Schaumburg day trip planning app .

You can drive from Chicago to Schaumburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Schaumburg can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Schaumburg

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

The Little Popcorn Store, Anderson Japanese Gardens
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LEGOLAND Discovery Center ©
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens
The Little Popcorn Store ©
The Little Popcorn Store

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