9 days in Bloomington & Chicago Itinerary

9 days in Bloomington & Chicago Itinerary

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9 days in Bloomington & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Bloomington
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Take a break from Bloomington with a short trip to Extreme Sandbox in Hastings, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, admire the natural beauty at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bloomington holiday planner.

Washington DC to Bloomington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Bloomington due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Bloomington to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Extreme Sandbox
Highlights from your plan
Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes
CHS Field ©
CHS Field
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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, historic sites, 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 curious at Museum of Science and Industry, find something for the whole family at Navy Pier, and see the interesting displays at The Field Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago vacation maker website .

You can fly from Bloomington to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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