10 days in Chicago, Laguna Beach & Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Chicago, Laguna Beach & Tennessee Itinerary

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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Laguna Beach
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the striking features of Marquette Building and then don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chicago day trip tool.

Spotsylvania to Chicago is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Spotsylvania to Chicago is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Spotsylvania, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Bring the kids along to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Laguna Beach's surroundings by going to Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and La Jolla Zip Zoom (in Pauma Valley). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Dana Point Harbor, stroll through Crystal Cove, walk around Crescent Bay Point Park, and identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Laguna Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Laguna Beach in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Laguna Beach, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in November, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Laguna Beach: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
La Jolla Zip Zoom ©
La Jolla Zip Zoom
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Family-friendly places like Dollywood and Zipline will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and try out the rides at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Laguna Beach to Gatlinburg takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Laguna Beach to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Laguna Beach in November, things will get little chillier in Gatlinburg: highs are around 60°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Zipline

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