7 days in Chicago, Green Bay & Minneapolis Itinerary

7 days in Chicago, Green Bay & Minneapolis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Green Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Tribune Tower, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Goose Island Beer Co., and then kick back and relax at Oak Street Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, visit Naperville Historic District, and then wander the streets of Hyde Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chicago route tool.

Denver to Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 49°F. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Green Bay.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Green Bay

— 2 nights

Home of the Packers

Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Badger State Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Automobile Gallery, walk around Titletown, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose-Hill Gardens, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stillmank Brewing Company.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Green Bay trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Green Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect Green Bay to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Green Bay

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums

Minneapolis

— 2 nights

The City of Lakes

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): hunt for treasures at Minneapolis Farmers Market, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Inbound Brewco, then identify plant and animal life at Kordiak County Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Norseman Distillery.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Green Bay to Minneapolis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip