Chicago is famous for a few things; Oprah, basketball and of course, their deep-dish pizzas. With a crust measuring three inches tall and featuring a very large amount of cheese, the deep pizza pie is said to have first been served at Pizzeria Uno in 1943. While you can taste the original at Pizzeria Uno, now a franchise, you’ll find a lot of locals praising the stuffed pizza served at Giordano's. The popular pizzeria is famously attributed to having the best stuffed pizza in Chicago.
After you’re typically Chicagoan meal, work off all that cheese by belly laughing at Second City. Located on North Wells Street, the sketch comedy and improve club has long been a playground for some of the best comedians in the world, launching the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Mike Myers, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.
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.