24 days in Chicago & Seattle Itinerary

24 days in Chicago & Seattle Itinerary

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Chicago
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Seattle
— 20 nights

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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, then stroll through Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the striking features of Reliance Building, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

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If you are flying in from Bulgaria, the closest major aiports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Gary Chicago International Airport. December in Chicago sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

Seattle

— 20 nights

Emerald City

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.
Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Boeing Future of Flight (in Mukilteo), Everett (Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum & Schack Art Center) and Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien). Spend the 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. Dedicate the 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

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Traveling by flight from Chicago to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Seattle reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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