22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Roswell
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  11​h
4
Gulf Shores
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chicago

8
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Toroweap Point and Hermit's Rest. Visiting Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum, and hike along Tonto Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, around 23°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Roswell is known for museums, childrens museums, shopping, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, wander the streets of Downtown Historic District, admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, and explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Roswell trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Roswell in 9 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, expect Roswell to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Roswell

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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2
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Take a break from the city and head to Big Bend National Park and Santa Elena Canyon. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, trek along Lost Mine Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Tuff Canyon Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Big Bend National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Roswell to Big Bend National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Roswell to Big Bend National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Roswell in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Big Bend National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Bend National Park
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Big Bend National Park ©
Big Bend National Park
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon

5
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore. Venture out of the city with trips to Navarre Beach (in Navarre), Destin (Destin Harbor Boardwalk & Henderson Beach State Park) and Pensacola (Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Big Bend National Park to Gulf Shores takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in March, expect nights in Gulf Shores to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Destin, Orange Beach, Navarre Beach
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Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach

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