11 days in Arlington, Glacier National Park & Chicago Itinerary

11 days in Arlington, Glacier National Park & Chicago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Arlington
— 2 nights
2
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
3
Chicago
— 4 nights

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Change things up with these side-trips from Arlington: Escape Room Herndon (in Herndon), George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail, steep yourself in history at Little Library, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Arlington trip planner.

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. In September in Arlington, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Escape Room Herndon, Old Town, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Little Library
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 9th (Wed), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park travel route app.

You can fly from Arlington to Glacier National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Arlington in September, plan for slightly colder days in Glacier National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are cooler with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Chicago by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, you will find days in Chicago are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are much warmer (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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