8 days in Illinois Itinerary

8 days in Illinois Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Drive:  3 h 30 min
1
Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Chicago
— 5 nights
End: Chicago

2
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Springfield is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, get a sense of history and politics at Illinois State Capitol, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Springfield journey website.

Chicago to Springfield is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
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Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden

5
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, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, get interesting insight from Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park.

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Getting from Springfield to Chicago by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
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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

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