Weather in chicago is continental, which means quite extreme. Winters are cold –The thermostats can reach down to -20°C (-4ºF)!- and in summer can climb to 30°C (86ºF)! Really hot. The rainy seasons are spring and autumn months. Around these two seasons is also when the wind blows and the skies are cloudy. If you travel during spring or autumn it’s better to bring warm and light clothes since the weather during these times of the year is quite hard to predict.
United States Dollars (USD). You can exchange your currency inside the airport or all over the city. There are many exchange places and ATMs, and in almost every store, credit cards are accepted, and the rates depend on the ones the banks from your country work with. If your currency isn’t the one they accept in Chicago, it's recommended to get some dollars before your trip so you can cover for your first expenses. An important thing to know: prices in Chicago are tagged without the tax. This means that you have to add up to 9% of the price to know the real price.
When to go
Between May and July, or September and October. that's when temperatures are not so hot but not so cold, but you may came across some rainy days. It's also low season, so tourism goes down and visiting the city becomes a really nice experience. Nevertheless, Chicago’s weather changes really quickly, and it’s difficult to predict it in advance.
5 days. Chicago is a huge city, and if you go, you’ll have many things to do and to see. There are activities for every sort of audience and the city is a discovery by itself, including the Michigan Lake. In 5 days you can have a general idea of the city at your own pace, palating it, its people and reaching the corners of every neighborhood.