4 days in Chicago & Cincinnati Itinerary

4 days in Chicago & Cincinnati Itinerary

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4 days in Chicago & Cincinnati Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chicago day trip planner .

Seattle to Chicago is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Chicago, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 9th (Mon), stroll around Smale Riverfront Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Cincinnati takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Cincinnati. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Cincinnati. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Smale Riverfront Park ©
Smale Riverfront Park
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©
Room Escape Games

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