9 days in Chicago Itinerary

9 days in Chicago Itinerary

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Chicago

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A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Navy Pier make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Basilica of the Sacred Heart (in South Bend), First Division Museum at Cantigny (in Wheaton) and Rotary Botanical Gardens (in Janesville). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, have fun and explore at Chicago Children's Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, Horseshoe Hammond, First Division Museum at Cantigny, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Basilica of the Sacred Heart
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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