Start your Chicago adventure with a visit to the John Hancock Observatory. Standing 1000 feet in the air, the tower boasts the fastest elevators in North America, zooming up 95 floors in just 40 seconds. From there you can admire 360 views that span across 4 states. Step outside to see the city from Chicago’s only open-air sky walk or calm your nerves with a drink at the Lavazza Espression café – the highest café in the city.
Once you've seen the city from above, see it from a different angle at Millennium Park. The Park's most famous attraction is 'Cloud Gate'. Also known as 'The Bean', the bean-shaped stainless steel sculpture is a fantastic place to snap an artistic photo, offering a unique reflection of the city skyline.
Chicago Airport (ORD)
Flights from Australia to Chicago will disembark at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is located northwest of the city and is named after Edward O'Hare, a Medal of Honour recipient from World War II. The airport remains a hub for American Airlines and United Airlines.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Book your Chicago Airport accommodation.
Getting to Chicago
There are many airlines that offer flights to Chicago from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney via Los Angeles, San Francisco or Dallas take between 19 and 21 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Melbourne via Los Angeles take between 20 and 22 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Los Angeles take between 19 and 21 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Sydney and Los Angeles, San Francisco or Dallas take between 25 and 27 hours depending on the stopovers.
Airlines that fly to Chicago
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Chicago from Australia include:
For more information on Chicago holidays check out our Chicago travel guide.