5 days in Seattle, Chicago & Cincinnati Itinerary

5 days in Seattle, Chicago & Cincinnati Itinerary

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5 days in Seattle, Chicago & Cincinnati Itinerary

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, make a trip to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and then stroll around Discovery Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Chicago. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in Chicago are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Chicago

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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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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 9th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, walk around Smale Riverfront Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Make your Cincinnati itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

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Smale Riverfront Park ©
Smale Riverfront Park
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©
Room Escape Games

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