9 days in Chicago & Helena Itinerary

9 days in Chicago & Helena Itinerary

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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Helena
— 3 nights
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Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get in touch with nature at Atwater Park & Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Popular historic sites such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and Fourth Presbyterian Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: A Better Me (in Menomonee Falls) and Kneeland-Walker House (in Wauwatosa). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, take an in-depth tour of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, and make a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Chicago day trip app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chicago. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Helena.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Helena

— 3 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of St. Helena and Great Northern Carousel. Get in touch with nature at Gates of the Mountains and Montana Fishing Outfitters. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Original Governor's Mansion, trek along Mount Helena, and admire the majestic nature at Black Sandy State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Helena trip website.

Getting from Chicago to Helena by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Helena, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helena

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites