14 days in Chicago and Beyond, Ann Arbor & Central Pennsylvania Itinerary

14 days in Chicago and Beyond, Ann Arbor & Central Pennsylvania Itinerary

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14 days in Chicago and Beyond, Ann Arbor & Central Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Ann Arbor
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
State College
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
When in Chicago, make a side trip to see Swallow Cliff Stairs in Palos Park, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

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London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Chicago. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Swallow Cliff Stairs
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

4
nights
Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor ©
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. Explore Ann Arbor's surroundings by going to Greenfield Village (in Dearborn) and Firekeeper's Casino (in Battle Creek). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, explore the engaging exhibits at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, wander the streets of Kerrytown, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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You can fly from Chicago to Ann Arbor in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Ann Arbor, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ann Arbor, with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Greenfield Village, Firekeeper's Casino
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Firekeeper's Casino ©
Firekeeper's Casino
Kerrytown ©
Kerrytown
Matthaei Botanical Gardens ©
Matthaei Botanical Gardens

6
nights
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. State College is known for parks, nightlife, museums, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, work some fitness into your day at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, learn about winemaking at Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the State College trip planner .

You can drive from Ann Arbor to State College in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in State College can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 11th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in State College

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
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The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars ©
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center ©

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