8 days in Illinois Itinerary

8 days in Illinois Itinerary

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8 days in Illinois Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Urbana
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, walk around Millennium Park, and make a trip to The Magnificent Mile.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chicago. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Urbana.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

3
nights
Urbana

Urbana ©
Urbana is a city in and the county seat of Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch as well as Market at the Square. On the 30th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, let the kids burn off some steam at Meadowbrook Park, then hunt for treasures at Market at the Square, and finally examine the collection at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to World Largest Wind Chime and then admire the majestic nature at Turkey Run State Park.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Urbana trip planner .

You can drive from Chicago to Urbana in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Urbana

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Turkey Run State Park, Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, World Largest Wind Chime
Highlights from your plan
Meadowbrook Park ©
Meadowbrook Park
Market at the Square ©
Market at the Square
Turkey Run State Park ©
Turkey Run State Park

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