15 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

15 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Midwest & Western US Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Yuma
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Norfolk

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, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary maker app .

Norfolk to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk to Chicago. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Norfolk in October: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Chicago

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Seattle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Seattle are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Twin Peaks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Yuma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Yuma

Yuma ©
Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. On the 26th (Sat), examine the collection at Casa De Coronado Museum, then appreciate the history behind Robert G. Fowler Statue, then immerse yourself in nature at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Yuma East Wetlands.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yuma driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yuma takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Yuma to be a bit warmer, temps between 93°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yuma

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Casa De Coronado Museum ©
Casa De Coronado Museum

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday planner.

You can fly from Yuma to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yuma to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In October, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Yuma - with highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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