8 days in Minneapolis, Gurnee & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in Minneapolis, Gurnee & Chicago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Minneapolis
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Gurnee
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Chicago
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Minneapolis

— 3 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.
Minnehaha Falls has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

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Los Angeles to Minneapolis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Minneapolis, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Gurnee.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping

Side Trip

Gurnee

— 2 nights
Gurnee is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. On the 6th (Sun), cool off at Six Flags Great America.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gurnee day trip website.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Gurnee in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Gurnee. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Gurnee

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Navy Pier, Chicago Riverwalk, Historic Water Tower, and other attractions. On the 8th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Crown Fountain, then make a trip to Historic Water Tower, then visit The Magnificent Mile, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

Drive from Gurnee to Chicago in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Gurnee in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.