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Book Flights to Illinois

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Whether you need a family getaway, time to yourself, or a romantic trip, you can find cheap Illinois flights with CheapOair. Finding discount airline tickets isn’t all we do. We’ll send you fare promotions and give you tips on finding the best flight deals.

Popular Destinations in Illinois


Located along Lake Michigan, Chicago is a popular tourist destination in the United States. Chicago is an international center of finance, industry, education, technology, transportation, and more. It is a cultural hub with a buzzing nightlife, extensive shopping venues, and booming culinary scene. The city is also home to many museums, theater companies, live performance institutions such as Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago.


Capital of Illinois, Springfield was settled in the late 1810s. The city lies in a valley near the Sangamon River. Springfield’s most famous landmarks are related to its most famous resident, Abraham Lincoln. Visitors will find Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and the Lincoln Tomb. Springfield is also home to several museums, parks, performing art venues, and cultural institutions such as Illinois State Museum, Dana Thomas House, Edwards Place Historic Home, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Sangamon Auditorium, Washington Park Botanical Garden, Carpenter Park, and more.


Located in the northwest Illinois, Galena is the largest city in Jo Daviess County. Ulysses S. Grant and eight other Civil War generals hailed from the city. Galena is a popular tourist destination renowned for its architecture, history, and resorts. Galena Historic District is lined with landmarks such as the Old Market House State Historic Site, Ulysses S. Grant Home, DeSoto House Hotel and more. Visitors will find here structures in a range of styles from Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate to later Victorian styles.For those interested in hiking are recommended to visit Horseshoe Mound Preserve, which is ideal for hiking and offers panoramic views of three states - Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Popular Festivals and Events

Illinois hosts several great festivals and events all around the year. Some of the popular ones for which tourists can book airline tickets to Illinois are Lincoln Park Wine Festival (May), Lollapalooza (August), Chicago Jazz Festival (September), Chicago Gourmet (September), and Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (November).

Best Time to Visit Illinois

The best time to visit Illinois is during early summer from April to May and late fall from September to October when the temperatures are mild. Airfares during the peak time tend to rise and thus it is advisable to book in advance to get cheap tickets to Illinois.

Tips on How to Book Cheap Illinois Flights
  • Book your flight at least 21 days in advance to find the cheapest deal.
  • Travel on weekdays to avoid weekend surcharges.
  • Avoid flying in heavy traffic by booking your flight before or after major holidays.
  • Use CheapOair to search all possible options at nearby airports to find the lowest fare.
  • Check flexible travel dates to find the best flight deal.
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