7 days in Chicago, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

7 days in Chicago, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Chicago
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Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then walk around Milton Lee Olive Park.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chicago. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 29th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

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You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 101°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then browse the exhibits of USS Pampanito, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be little chillier, around 59°F, while days are cooler, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Chicago

— 1 day

Windy City

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chicago online holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Chicago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
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