12 days in Chicago & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

12 days in Chicago & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

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 in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, and get curious at Field Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago journey planner.

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. In May, daytime highs in Chicago are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, and get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 27°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails