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.
Get some historical perspective at Chicago Riverwalk and South Haven Lighthouses. Explore hidden gems such as Starved Rock State Park and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton), Silver Beach County Park (in Saint Joseph) and Matthiessen State Park (in Utica). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Indiana Dunes National Park, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take a stroll through Historic Third Ward, and view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planning tool .

In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Utica, South Haven Lighthouses, Silver Beach County Park, Grand Mere State Park, Basilica of the Sacred Heart
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Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park

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