8 days in Illinois & Sacramento Itinerary

8 days in Illinois & Sacramento Itinerary

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8 days in Illinois & Sacramento Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Sacramento
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Chattanooga

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Attractions like Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and The Field Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Popular historic sites such as Millennium Park and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

Chattanooga to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chattanooga in June, you will find days in Chicago are slightly colder (82°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

3
nights
Sacramento

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sutter's Fort State Historic Park and then identify plant and animal life at West Coast Falconry.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sacramento trip planning app .

You can fly from Chicago to Sacramento in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Sacramento, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in June: highs in Sacramento hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, West Coast Falconry
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Wine Tours & Tastings
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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