11 days in Chicago and Beyond & Minneapolis Itinerary

11 days in Chicago and Beyond & Minneapolis Itinerary

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Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Farmhouse, Harold Washington Library Center, Baton Show Lounge, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, explore the galleries of Chicago Cultural Center, and take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

West Lafayette to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from West Lafayette to Chicago. Traveling from West Lafayette in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Navy Pier ©
Navy Pier
Food Tours


Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Target Field, admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, get your game on at FlyOver America, and admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Minneapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bloomington, Cathedral of Saint Paul
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Target Field ©
Target Field
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art