9 days in Brookfield & Chicago Itinerary

9 days in Brookfield & Chicago Itinerary

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Brookfield
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights

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Brookfield

Brookfield ©
Brookfield is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States, 13mi west of downtown Chicago. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): trek along Little Red Schoolhouse and then meet the residents at Brookfield Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve and then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brookfield road trip planner.

Rochester to Brookfield is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Rochester in August, Brookfield is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Brookfield

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Brookfield Zoo ©
Brookfield Zoo
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Little Red Schoolhouse ©
Little Red Schoolhouse

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Art Institute of Chicago and Richard H. Driehaus Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Crown Fountain and Silver Beach County Park. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area (in Medaryville), Wilder Park Conservatory (in Elmhurst) and Grand Mere State Park (in Stevensville). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, get engrossed in the history at Studebaker National Museum, grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip app.

Chicago is just a stone's throw from Brookfield. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel