Chicago 2-Day Itinerary – Chicago in Two Days
Chicago 2-Day Itinerary is planned in combination with Chicago 1-Day itinerary. After experiencing Chicago downtown and key architectural attractions on first day, now it’s the time to move to the Chicago city oriented attractions. That includes city’s Museum Campus, Fountain, Chicago Zoo, Aquarium and many similar renowned Chicago attractions. Trust me, these attractions you can consider on your things to do in Chicago list. So, get ready to feel the city like the local Chicagoans.
1. Field Museum of Natural History
The Field Museum of Natural History is renowned museum holding rare exhibitions in the world. The Museum is known as the home to world’s largest Tyrannosaurus Rex (T. Rex) named Sue. You will explore and enjoy the exhibits including the famous man-eating Lions of Tsavo Africa, Inside Ancient Egypt and Evolving Planet. At ‘Inside Ancient Egypt’, visitors can learn and discover the Egyptian skill through 23 mummies and 5,000-year-old hieroglyphics reside.
Address: Field Museum of History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, 60605 Phone: 312-922-9410
2. Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium Chicago is the largest indoor aquarium in the world. Currently there are more than 8000 aquatic animals for your fun at the aquarium. It was known for being the largest indoor aquarium with saltwater fish collection. Good place to spend time with family or beloved one.
Address: John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 Phone: 312-939-2438
3. Adler Planetarium (Optional)
You can consider Adler Planetarium as optional things to do in Chicago if you are not big fan of space. Adler Planetarium features award winning skyline views including shows and exhibits related to space.
Address: Adler Planetarium, 300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, 60605 Phone: 312-922-STAR
4. Buckingham Fountain
Buckingham Fountain is located in Grand Park. It is famous stone fountain where you can enjoy the water jets raising in the sky on musical notes. The fountain show is scheduled to happen every hour. So try to be there on the hour. If you have time in the evening then come back to the fountain and watch the show with colorful lights. Buckingham fountain is closed during winter months – November to March. Night show is worth watching so if you have extra time then try to make it once it gets dark.
Address: Buckingham Fountain, 500 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL – (312) 742-7529
5. Lake Michigan Skyline Boat Tour or Chicago River Architecture Cruise
Lake Michigan Skyline tour or Chicago River Architecture cruise are great option. Shoreline Sightseeing offers cruises and water taxis starting from Navy Pier. Tour begins from the conveniently located dock station close to Navy Pier. Lake Michigan Skyline tour will take you around the Michigan Lake to see the amazing Chicago skyline. Guided Chicago River cruise are designed to explore Chicago’s architecture. You can consider both or at least one cruise.
Address: Shoreline Sightseeing, 585 East Illinois Street, Chicago, IL Phone: (312) 464-6432
6. Navy Pier
Trip to Chicago is not complete without visiting Navy Pier. Navy Pier has been always crowded with Chicago local as well tourists from around the world. Navy Pier is opened since 1995 providing great entertainment to people through rides, restaurants, exhibitions, shopping, dining cruises and boats. You can get everything at one place.
Address: Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 Phone: (312) 595-7437
Consider to take some break at Navy Pier. You can take a break by finding sitting area in food court or nice restaurants located at Navy Pier.
From Navy Pier, take the free Navy Pier shuttle to the Grand El station (Red Line), and ride north to the Addison stop.
7. Wrigley Field
For baseball fans, Wrigley Field would be like the most considerable spot, home of Chicago Cubs. Wrigley Field is considered as the second oldest stadium. You will be able to get Cubs souvenirs from the shops around the stadium. Oh well, if you really want to watch a game during your trip then you might want to plan little bit earlier before you come to Chicago to book tickets. You can take a chance by just coming to the stadium one hour before the game starts and check if someone is selling tickets outside the door. Overall the place is worth visiting.
Address: Wrigley Field, 1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613 Phone: (773) 404-2827
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P.S. – Due to space limitation, Wrigley Field is not displayed on the Itinerary Map.
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