9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fair Oaks
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
West Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Michigan City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 1st (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then admire all the interesting features of Millennium Park, and finally take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, examine the collection at The Field Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chicago. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Fair Oaks.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

1
day
Fair Oaks

Fair Oaks ©
Fair Oaks is an unincorporated community in Union Township, Jasper County, Indiana.HistoryFair Oaks was made a station on the railroad built through that territory in the early 1880s. You've now added Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Fair Oaks Farms and then explore and take pictures at Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fair Oaks trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Chicago to Fair Oaks by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Fair Oaks, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Lafayette.
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Fair Oaks Farms ©
Fair Oaks Farms
Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure ©
Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure

2
nights
West Lafayette

West Lafayette ©
West Lafayette is a city in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, about 65mi northwest of the state capital of Indianapolis and 103mi southeast of Chicago. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Purdue University, don't miss a visit to Fort Ouiatenon, then admire the landmark architecture of Samara House, and finally stroll around Prophetstown State Park. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Lane Place, examine the collection at Ropkey Armor Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lilly Nature Center.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the West Lafayette trip builder site .

You can drive from Fair Oaks to West Lafayette in an hour. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in West Lafayette are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in West Lafayette

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Crawfordsville, Prophetstown State Park
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Prophetstown State Park ©
Prophetstown State Park
Lilly Nature Center ©
Lilly Nature Center
Ropkey Armor Museum ©
Ropkey Armor Museum

2
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo, look for gifts at Rocket Fizz, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): try your luck at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and then browse the exhibits of Indianapolis Museum of Art.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Indianapolis journey planner.

You can drive from West Lafayette to Indianapolis in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Michigan City.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art

2
nights
Michigan City

Michigan City ©
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Michigan City trip maker tool .

Getting from Indianapolis to Michigan City by car takes about 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Michigan City. In June, Michigan City is little chillier than Indianapolis - with highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Michigan City

Shopping
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Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets ©

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