8 days in Illinois Itinerary

8 days in Illinois Itinerary

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8 days in Illinois Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  3​h
2
Springfield
— 3 nights
End: Dallas

4
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, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chicago road trip website .

Dallas to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, Chicago is cooler than Dallas - with highs of 45°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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

3
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Go for a jaunt from Springfield to Petersburg to see Hand of Fate Brewing Company about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get advice or help at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Elijah Iles House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Springfield trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Chicago to Springfield takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect nights in Springfield to be about the same, around 31°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Hand of Fate Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House

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