12 days in Orland Park & Anchorage Itinerary

12 days in Orland Park & Anchorage Itinerary

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Orland Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Chicago Midway International Airport, Fly to Anchorage
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
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Orland Park — 4 nights

Orland Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, United States, and a mostly affluent suburb of Chicago which in 2010 had a population of 56,767.25mi southwest of Chicago, Orland Park is close to several interstate highways, with the I-80 east-west coast connector as its southern border. Explore Orland Park's surroundings by going to Wheaton (Cantigny Park & First Division Museum at Cantigny), Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art (in Elmhurst) and Horseshoe Hammond (in Hammond). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Lilacia Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Brookfield Zoo, cool off at Centennial water park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Centennial Bike Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orland Park trip planner.

Chicago to Orland Park is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 6 nights

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Spend the 24th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Orland Park to Anchorage. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orland Park to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orland Park in May, expect Anchorage to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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