17 days in San Diego & Chicago Itinerary

17 days in San Diego & Chicago Itinerary

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17 days in San Diego & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  30​h
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 8 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Escape the urban bustle at San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo Tide Pools. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

Chandigarh, India to San Diego is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Chandigarh to San Diego. In April, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Cabrillo Tide Pools ©
Cabrillo Tide Pools

8
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Escape the urban bustle at Lincoln Park Zoo and Little Red Schoolhouse. Step out of Chicago to go to Palos Park and see Swallow Cliff Stairs, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chicago itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Diego in April; daily highs in Chicago reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Oak Park, Swallow Cliff Stairs, Horseshoe Hammond, Little Red Schoolhouse
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Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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