18 days in Chicago & Seattle Itinerary

18 days in Chicago & Seattle Itinerary

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18 days in Chicago & Seattle Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Chicago
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

9
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb), Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach Carousel) and Weko Park (in Bridgman). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, make a trip to Millennium Park, get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

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. Traveling from London to Chicago, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Chicago: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Weko Park, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Chicago ©
The Escape Game Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Olympic National Park (Lower Big Quilcene Trail, Hood Canal, & more), Sequim (Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, B&B Family Farm, & more) and 5 Mile Drive & Trails (in Tacoma). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Chicago to Seattle by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Seattle, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sequim, Olympic National Park, 5 Mile Drive & Trails
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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