3 days in Illinois Itinerary

3 days in Illinois Itinerary

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Chicago
— 1 night
2
Galena
— 1 night

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Swedish American Museum, kick back and relax at Rosewood Beach, thenstroll around Millennium Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planning website.

Springfield to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Galena.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lake Michigan, Rosewood Beach
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Rosewood Beach ©
Rosewood Beach
Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan

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Galena

Galena ©
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, thensample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Galena road trip planning site.

You can drive from Chicago to Galena in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chicago in August since evenings lows in Galena dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Galena

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Spas
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Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Spas
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

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