10 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

10 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

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Drive
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, contemplate the long history of Pleasant Home, then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and finally stroll around Millennium Park.

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Madison to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Madison in August, Chicago is a bit warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

3
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

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You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Chicago to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally stroll through Original Muscle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

3
nights
Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino at the MGM Grand, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping · Historic Sites