8 days in Chicago & California Itinerary

8 days in Chicago & California Itinerary

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1
Chicago
— 1 night
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 20th (Mon), engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, thenexplore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Field Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then stroll through Millennium Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chicago. In April in Chicago, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Diego takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, thentake in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Lombard Street and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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