4 days in Illinois Itinerary

4 days in Illinois Itinerary

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Chicago

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Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building.

Before you visit Chicago, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Durham to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durham to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Chicago is a bit cooler than Durham - with highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.