8 days in Chicago & Watertown Itinerary

8 days in Chicago & Watertown Itinerary

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8 days in Chicago & Watertown Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 6 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Watertown
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Ottawa

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary builder .

Ottawa, Canada to Chicago is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Chicago, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Oak Park, Horseshoe Hammond
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
day
Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Burrville Cider Mill, explore the landscape on two wheels at Black River Trail, then get lost in a book at Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, and finally contemplate the long history of Public Square.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Watertown trip builder app .

You can drive from Chicago to Watertown in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Watertown is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in May, Watertown is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Watertown

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Black River Trail
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Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library ©

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