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Chicago and the Lake Michigan Shore (Self Drive)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
This self-drive, independent vacation package will introduce you to Illinois and Wisconsin. Visit Chicago, on Lake Michigan in also called `The wind city ‘and it will blow you away with its steely skyscrapers, museums and rocking festivals, then, drive to Illinois State Beach and Lake Michigan Shore South (sprawling waterfront of activity and beauty, Traveling the towns throughout the Shore you will find shopping destinations, to world-class golf courses, to family-friendly attractions and casinos). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Chicago and out of Milwaukee
  • Rental Car for 8 days
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Chicago, IL
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Illinois State Beach, IL
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lake Michigan Shore South, WI
  • Driving Time
    Chicago, IL - Illinois State Beach, IL: 1 hrs 3 mins approx.
    Illinois State Beach, IL- Lake Michigan Shore South, WI: 3 hr. 8 mins. approx.


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Chicago, IL (14)     Illinois Beach State Park, IL (2)     Lake Michigan Shore South, WI (3)    
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1. Chicago, IL
  155 hotels
2. Illinois Beach State Park, IL
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3. Lake Michigan Shore South, WI
   (15 hotels)
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3 nights in Chicago, IL

Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Millenium Park, Willis Tower, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Grant Park, Cloud Gate, Field Museum, Chicago Riverwalk and much more.



2 nights in Illinois Beach State Park, IL

The Illinois Beach State Park offers the best of Lake County boasting stunning scenic landscapes including 6 ½ miles of sandy shoreline on Lake Michigan, 4,160 acres of park decorated with unique flora, breathtaking beauty and a vast array of scenic recreational opportunities. A myriad of trails crisscrosses through the park where walkers and cyclists can roam, access to the largest marina in Illinois, beaches for swimming, and campsites.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:



2 nights in Lake Michigan Shore South, WI

The Lake Michigan shoreline south of Milwaukee before the state line with Illinois is home to two major Wisconsin cities: Kenosha and Racine, respectively the fourth and fifth-largest cities in the state. Fun fact, Kenosha is one of the smallest cities in the U.S. to have its own streetcar system. Then there`s Racine, well-known for its public beach, one of the most popular on Lake Michigan, and for historic Wind Point Lighthouse, one of the oldest active lighthouses on the Great Lakes.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Wind Point Lighthouse, Racine Art Museum, Civil War Museum, Racine Zoo, Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Kenosha Public Museum, Southport Light Station Museum, Racine North Beach, Racine Heritage Museum, Charles A. Wustrum Museum of Fine Arts, and so much more!




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Chicago, IL
Day 1
Arrive to Chicago, IL
Overnight in Chicago, IL   155 hotels offered
Optional   184 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Chicago, IL   155 hotels offered
Optional   184 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Chicago, IL   155 hotels offered
Optional   184 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Chicago, IL
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Illinois Beach State Park, IL
Day 4
Arrive to Illinois Beach State Park, IL
Overnight in Illinois Beach State Park, IL   10 hotels offered
Day 5
Overnight in Illinois Beach State Park, IL   10 hotels offered
Day 6
Departing from Illinois Beach State Park, IL
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Lake Michigan Shore South, WI
Day 6
Arrive to Lake Michigan Shore South, WI
Overnight in Lake Michigan Shore South, WI   15 hotels offered
Day 7
Overnight in Lake Michigan Shore South, WI   15 hotels offered
Day 8
Departing from Lake Michigan Shore South, WI

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Chicago, IL
Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Millenium Park, Willis Tower, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Grant Park, Cloud Gate, Field Museum, Chicago Riverwalk and much more.
Illinois Beach State Park, IL
The Illinois Beach State Park offers the best of Lake County boasting stunning scenic landscapes including 6 ½ miles of sandy shoreline on Lake Michigan, 4,160 acres of park decorated with unique flora, breathtaking beauty and a vast array of scenic recreational opportunities. A myriad of trails crisscrosses through the park where walkers and cyclists can roam, access to the largest marina in Illinois, beaches for swimming, and campsites.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Lake Michigan Shore South, WI
The Lake Michigan shoreline south of Milwaukee before the state line with Illinois is home to two major Wisconsin cities: Kenosha and Racine, respectively the fourth and fifth-largest cities in the state. Fun fact, Kenosha is one of the smallest cities in the U.S. to have its own streetcar system. Then there`s Racine, well-known for its public beach, one of the most popular on Lake Michigan, and for historic Wind Point Lighthouse, one of the oldest active lighthouses on the Great Lakes.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Wind Point Lighthouse, Racine Art Museum, Civil War Museum, Racine Zoo, Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Kenosha Public Museum, Southport Light Station Museum, Racine North Beach, Racine Heritage Museum, Charles A. Wustrum Museum of Fine Arts, and so much more!

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