8 days in Miami & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in Miami & Chicago Itinerary

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8 days in Miami & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Cedar Rapids

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Key Largo (Scuba & Snorkeling & Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary planning website .

Cedar Rapids to Miami is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, Miami is warmer than Cedar Rapids - with highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Key Largo, Miami Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center

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, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago visit planner .

You can fly from Miami to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Miami in November, things will get colder in Chicago: highs are around 50°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
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

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