32 days in Chicago & Seattle Itinerary

32 days in Chicago & Seattle Itinerary

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32 days in Chicago & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 15 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Dublin

15
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: South Bend (University of Notre Dame & Basilica of the Sacred Heart), Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (in Skokie) and Springbrook Nature Center (in Itasca). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, examine the collection at The Field Museum, and make a trip to 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Chicago is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Dublin in April, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evanston, Oak Park, Racine, Wheaton, Skokie
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

15
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour (in Mukilteo), Mt Si (in North Bend) and Tacoma (Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, & more). Dedicate the 18th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Seattle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Seattle. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympic National Park, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Mt Si
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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