How to
Pack

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WEATHER

AVG HIGH
 

57

AVG LOW
 

39

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THE WIND

The wind picks up in April.

Expect rain.

When the sun sets, the temperature drops and it can be quite windy and chilly.

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WET WEATHER

  • Boots or galoshes

  • Gloves

  • Umbrella or Rain jacket

  • Closed-toed shoes that are comfortable for logging several miles on foot.

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LAYERS

Chicago weather can be unpredictable

Notorious for dramatically dropping or increasing in temperature by 20 degrees or more in 1 day.

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LUGGAGE

Rolling wheel luggage is best.

Duffle or Bags with Straps

You will be walking with the duffle bag for several blocks and it can become quite heavy and uncomfortable to carry for long distances.

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COATS & SCARVES

  • Lined spring coat 

  • Sweaters

  • Scarves

  • Sunglasses

  • Protecting your face from the wind is necessary on some days in April.