6 days in Chicago & Paris Itinerary

6 days in Chicago & Paris Itinerary

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6 days in Chicago & Paris Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
1
Chicago, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Chicago, United States

1
night
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. July in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Paris takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Paris. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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