16 days in Chicago & El Paso Itinerary

16 days in Chicago & El Paso Itinerary

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Chicago — 8 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Milwaukee (St. Stanislaus Oratory & Basilica of St. Josaphat) and Kayla’s Playground (in Franklin). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, find something for the whole family at Navy Pier, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary site.

Fort Wayne to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Wayne to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in December, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to El Paso.
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El Paso — 7 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Paso: Basilica San Albino Catholic Church (in Mesilla), White Sands Trading Company Gift Shop (in Alamogordo) and Las Cruces (Plaza de Las Cruces, Veterans Memorial Park, &more).

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the El Paso online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to El Paso takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to El Paso due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: highs in El Paso hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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