16 days in Chicago & San Francisco Itinerary

16 days in Chicago & San Francisco Itinerary

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16 days in Chicago & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Bern
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Bern

6
nights
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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Chicago tour planner.

Bern, Switzerland to Chicago is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bern to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bern in June, with highs in Chicago at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation maker site .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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