8 days in San Francisco & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco & Chicago Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides. Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Oxbow Public Market in Napa, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Crissy Field, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides ©
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Field Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, stroll around Millennium Park, and steep yourself in history at Marquette Building.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in November, things will get a bit cooler in Chicago: highs are around 50°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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