8 days in Chicago Itinerary

8 days in Chicago Itinerary

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Chicago

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A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Magnificent Mile and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. For shopping fun, head to Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center or Schaefer's Wines and Liquors. Venture out of the city with trips to South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & Basilica of the Sacred Heart), Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb) and John Deere Historic Site (in Grand Detour). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. In October in Chicago, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Oak Park, Skokie, South Bend, John Deere Historic Site, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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