5 days in Cincinnati & Chicago Itinerary

5 days in Cincinnati & Chicago Itinerary

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5 days in Cincinnati & Chicago Itinerary

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

1
night
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll around Smale Riverfront Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati trip itinerary builder site .

Seattle to Cincinnati is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Cincinnati is 3 hours. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cincinnati: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

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

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Chicago online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
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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

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