6 days in Chicago & Pittsburgh Itinerary

6 days in Chicago & Pittsburgh Itinerary

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6 days in Chicago & Pittsburgh Itinerary

Start: Council Bluffs
Drive:  10​h
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h 45​min
End: Council Bluffs

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Buckingham Fountain. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): walk around Millennium Park and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago planner .

Council Bluffs to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Buckingham Fountain ©
Buckingham Fountain

3
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Moundsville (Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal & Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fellows Riverside Gardens, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, and wander the streets of The Strip District.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pittsburgh holiday planner .

Fly from Chicago to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Pittsburgh. In September in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Fellows Riverside Gardens, Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum"
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Fellows Riverside Gardens ©
Fellows Riverside Gardens

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