27 days in Chicago & San Francisco Itinerary

27 days in Chicago & San Francisco Itinerary

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Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Silver Beach County Park and Wrigley Field. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Whirlpool Compass Fountain (in Saint Joseph), Chicago Botanic Garden (in Glencoe) and St. Julian Winery & Distillery (in Union Pier). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the majestic nature at Starved Rock State Park, and walk around Indiana Dunes State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chicago road trip planning app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, Chicago is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours

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Lake Michigan
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and San Francisco Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation builder tool.

Getting from Chicago to San Francisco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Museums · Nature

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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
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