9 days in Illinois Itinerary

9 days in Illinois Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Illinois trip builder

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aurora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Schaumburg
— 4 nights
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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip maker tool.

Indianapolis to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Aurora.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Aurora

— 2 nights
Aurora, a suburb of Chicago, is a city predominantly in Kane County and DuPage County, with portions extending into Kendall and Will counties. LEGOLAND Discovery Center has been added to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aurora day trip website.

You can drive from Chicago to Aurora in an hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Aurora when traveling from Chicago in July, with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Schaumburg.

Things to do in Aurora

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Schaumburg

— 4 nights
Schaumburg is a village located in Cook County and DuPage County in northeastern Illinois, United States. Family-friendly places like Six Flags Great America and North Beach Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Schaumburg: Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva), Illinois Railway Museum (in Union) and KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort (in Gurnee). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spring Valley, get to know the resident critters at Racine Zoo, and browse the different shops at Woodfield Mall.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Schaumburg travel route planner.

Getting from Aurora to Schaumburg by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Schaumburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Illinois travel guide

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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.