55 days in Seattle, Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

55 days in Seattle, Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

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55 days in Seattle, Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

Auckland Central
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Seattle
— 18 nights
Drive:  33​h
Chicago
— 15 nights
Drive:  32​h
Los Angeles
— 17 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Auckland Central

18
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.
For shopping fun, head to Pike Place Market or Elliott Bay Book Company. Get outdoors at Tolmie State Park and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Chihuly Bridge of Glass, & more), Olympic National Park (Lake Cushman, Mount Walker, & more) and Manchester State Park (in Port Orchard). Dedicate the 14th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, look for all kinds of wild species at Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online vacation planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Seattle is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Seattle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland Central in June: highs in Seattle hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Tacoma, Olympic National Park, Bellevue, Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area, Saint Edward State Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Lake Cushman ©
Lake Cushman
Hood Canal ©
Hood Canal

15
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get outdoors at Lincoln Park Zoo and Starved Rock State Park. Do your shopping at The Magnificent Mile and American Girl Place. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Grand Mere State Park (in Stevensville), Silver Beach County Park (in Saint Joseph) and Three Oaks Recreation Area (in Crystal Lake). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago travel route planning app .

You can fly from Seattle to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Chicago is 2 hours. In June, Chicago is a bit warmer than Seattle - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Oak Park, Utica, Chicago Botanic Garden, Three Oaks Recreation Area, Grand Mere State Park
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Three Oaks Recreation Area ©
Three Oaks Recreation Area
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

17
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to Santa Monica Farmers Market and Abbot Kinney Boulevardfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica Mountains and Topanga State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Santa Monica (Magicopolis, Montana Avenue, & more) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temescal Gateway Park, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday tool .

Getting from Chicago to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Manhattan Beach, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

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