8 days in Illinois Itinerary

8 days in Illinois Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Illinois sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Harrisburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly

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Harrisburg

— 1 night
Harrisburg is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Illinois, United States. To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Harrisburg trip maker tool.

Indianapolis to Harrisburg is an approximately 4-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Harrisburg is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Harrisburg can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Nightlife

Chicago

— 6 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like The Art Institute of Chicago and Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago tour planner.

Getting from Harrisburg to Chicago by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.