36 days in Chicago & Seattle Itinerary

36 days in Chicago & Seattle Itinerary

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36 days in Chicago & Seattle Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  23​h
Chicago
— 17 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Seattle
— 17 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Sydney

17
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Mere State Park and Lincoln Park Zoo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Millennium Park and Pleasant Home. Venture out of the city with trips to Silver Beach County Park (in Saint Joseph), Basilica of the Sacred Heart (in South Bend) and Three Oaks Recreation Area (in Crystal Lake). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, immerse yourself in nature at Starved Rock State Park, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chicago online trip itinerary builder

Sydney, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Chicago, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oak Park, Blackberry Farm, Starved Rock State Park, Horseshoe Hammond Casino, Garwood Orchards
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Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Grand Mere State Park
Grand Mere State Park

16
days
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Cushman and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (Museum of Glass, Chihuly Bridge of Glass, & more), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Tolmie State Park (in Olympia). Dedicate the 1st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, contemplate the waterfront views at Hood Canal, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, and hike along Snoqualmie Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle online day trip planner

You can fly from Chicago to Seattle in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 5th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Olympic National Park, Bellevue, Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Pacific Raceways
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Lake Cushman ©
Lake Cushman
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park

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