8 days in Chicago Itinerary

8 days in Chicago Itinerary

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A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Silver Beach County Park and Six Flags Great America. The Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More (in Geneva), Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach Carousel) and Starved Rock State Park (in Utica). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and stroll through Milton Lee Olive Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Chicago travel route planning site .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

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Saint Joseph, Six Flags Great America, Starved Rock State Park, Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm, Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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