8 days in Chicago & Boise Itinerary

8 days in Chicago & Boise Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Chicago
— 7 nights
Fly
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Boise
— 1 day

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Chicago

— 7 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. Attractions like Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Museum of Science and Industry make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Skokie Lagoons (in Winnetka), Prairie Wolf Slough (in Highland Park) and Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area (in Riverwoods). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

Ann Arbor to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Traveling from Ann Arbor to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Ann Arbor in June, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Boise

— 1 day

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): meet the residents at Zoo Boise, look for gifts at Cravin's Candy Emporium, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally hike along Boise River Greenbelt.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boise tour itinerary planning app.

Fly from Chicago to Boise in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Boise. Expect slightly colder evenings in Boise when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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