8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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night
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 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then admire all the interesting features of Millennium Park, and finally make a trip to Cloud Gate. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Chicago road trip app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chicago. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 26th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Wawona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona takes 3.5 hours. August in Wawona sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 63°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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