10 days in Milpitas & Chicago Itinerary

10 days in Milpitas & Chicago Itinerary

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10 days in Milpitas & Chicago Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h
1
Milpitas
— 3 nights
Drive:  31​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Milpitas

Milpitas ©
Milpitas is a city in Santa Clara County, California. National Steinbeck Center and Carmel Mission will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at The Great Mall and AiX. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milpitas: Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek), Filoli (in Woodside) and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (in Carmel). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, go for a walk through Shark Fin Cove, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Milpitas sightseeing tool .

San Francisco to Milpitas is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Milpitas are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Milpitas

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel, National Steinbeck Center, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Shark Fin Cove
Highlights from your plan
Great Mall ©
Great Mall
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Capitola Beach ©
Capitola Beach

4
nights
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 Indiana Dunes State Park and Lakefront Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Baha'i House of Worship and Cantigny Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: South Bend (City Cemetery, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, & more) and St. Joseph Lighthouses (in Saint Joseph). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Name Cathedral, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago route maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Milpitas to Chicago. Traveling from Milpitas to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milpitas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chicago, with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

South Bend, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Indiana Dunes State Park, Cantigny Park, Baha'i House of Worship
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship

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