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CHICAGO 2016 (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

Chicago (Chicago, United States of America) 
September 29 – October 4, 2016. Two travelers, 5 days trip

  • I traveled by plane: from Vilnius Airport (NGO) ——> to  Stokholm Arlando Airport (ARN) [$ 43 x 1 pers.]
  • I traveled by plane: from Arlando Airport (ARN) —–> to Chicago Airport (ORD) —–> to  Stokholm Arlando Airport (ARN) [$ 486 x 1 pers.]
  • I traveled by plane: from Stokholm Arlando Airport (ARN) —–> to Vilnius Airport (VNO) [$ 55 x 1 pers.]

TOTAL = $ 584 (travel ticket period May 25, 2016 to October 4, 2016)

September 29 Thursday, 2016

  • I traveled by train: 12:47 pm from Fairway Ave, Downers Grove, IL, Chicago (accommodation) ——> to Chicago Union Station [$ 6.25 x 1 pers.]
  • I traveled on foot – I visited objects:
  • Union Station
  • Crown Fountain. Big fountain… I admire
  • Cloud Gate. Otherwise – the bean. Looks impressive
  • Willis Tower (I have seen the object from outside)
  • Calder’s Flamingo
  • The Loop
  • Harold Washington Library (I have seen the object from outside)
  • Pro Field Museum (I have seen the object from outside)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (I have seen the object from outside)
  • Millennium Park
  • Chicago Riverwalk
  • Daley plaza (I have seen the object from outside)
  • Water Tower Place (I have seen the object from outside)
  • Chicago Theater (I have seen the object from outside)
  • I traveled by train: 7:00 pm from Chicago Union Station —-> to Fairway Ave, Downers Grove, IL [$ 6.25 x 1 pers.]
  • Accommodation: [no fee] Downers Grove, IL

September 30 Friday, 2016

  • I traveled by train: 12:47 pm from Fairway Ave, Downers Grove, IL (accommodation) ——> to Chicago Union Station [$ 6.25 x 1 pers.]
  • I traveled on foot – I visited objects:
  • Chicago Board of Trade Building
  • Chicago Cultural Center – free tour inside and outside with guide
  • I traveld by train: 7:40 pm from Chicago Union Station —-> to Fairway Ave, Downers Grove, IL [$ 6.25 x 1 pers.]
  • Accommodation: [no fee] Downers Grove, IL

October 1 Saturday, 2016

  • I traveled by train: 09:47 am from Fairway Ave, Downers Grove, IL (lodging) —-> to Chicago Union Station [$ 8 x 1 pers. weekend ticket price]
  • I traveled on foot – I visited objects:
  • Breakfast: in the ‘Cheescake factory’ café
  • Riverside Walk
  • Navy Pier
  • Wrigley (I have seen the object from outside)
  • Tribune Tower
  • Magnificial Mile
  • 900 Shops Building – a beautiful and large store building with an interesting layout inside
  • Holy Name Cathedral
  • Driehouse Museum (I have seen the object from outside)
  • 4th Presiderian Church (I have seen the object from outside)
  • Water Tower Palace (I have seen the object from outside)
  • Marina City
  • The Moce Cornic Bridge
  • Lake Front Trail
  • I traveled by train: 8:40 pm from Chicago Union Station —-> to Fairway Ave, Downers Grove, IL  
  • Accommodation: [no fee] Downers Grove, IL

October 2 Sunday, 2016

  • I traveled by train: 09:47 am from Fairway Ave, Downers Grove, IL —-> to Chicago Union Station [$ 6 x 1 pers.]
  • I traveled on foot – I visited objects:
  • Absorvation Restourant Bar – It was a pity of mist, whiteness of milk, nothing to see, so I didn’t pay for the entrance
  • Lincoln Park Zoo – Small Zoo [free entrance]
  • Lincoln Park
  • Dinner: in the ‘Hooters Bar’ – american bar is special because waiters wear very short shorts and open t-shirts
  • I traveled by train: 6:40 pm from Chicago Union Station —-> to Fairway Ave, Downers Grove, IL  
  • Accommodation: [no fee] Downers Grove, IL

October 3 Monday, 2016

  • I traveled by car: [no cost] 9:30 am to ‘Pumpkin Fair’ with a small zoo [$ 11 x 1 pers.]
  • Lunch: in the ‘IHOP’ café. For lunch I ordered my favorite American pancakes
  • I traveled by taxi: 7:00 pm with ‘Uber’ taxi (Mustang brand car) [$ 16 x 1 pers.] from Downers Grove, IL —-> to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), terminal 5
  • I traveled by plane: 9:05 pm from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) —–> to Stokholm Arlando airport (ARN). With ‘SAS’ Airlines

October 4, 2016

  • I traveled by plane: 12:30 pm (Swedish time) from Stokholm Arlando airport (ARN) —-> 7:15 pm (Swedish time) to Vilnius Airport (VNO)

My Travel Costs:

  • Food & drinks costs = $ 71.47  x 1 pers.
  • Taxis, Train tickets, entertainment = $ 66  x 1 pers.
  • Accommodation [for free]

Total= $ 137.47

TRIPTIP - Travel Tips:

* End of September and
early of October was
really rainy weather
would be very helpful
raincoat or umbrella.

* When is rainy weather
and big fog in Chicago
you will not see panoramas.

* Check the objects work
hours during the season
and offseason, weekdays
and weekends, prices may
also vary.

* There are many free
museums with free tours,
so you need to find
information in the Internet.

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