12 days in Seattle, Chicago & Boston Itinerary

12 days in Seattle, Chicago & Boston Itinerary

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12 days in Seattle, Chicago & Boston Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
train + Fly:  14​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  10​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

3
nights
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seattle online trip itinerary planner .

Birmingham, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Birmingham to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in March, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. In March, Chicago is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, get advice or help at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Boston trip planning website .

Getting from Chicago to Boston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Boston. In March in Boston, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brookline Booksmith, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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