15 days in Chicago & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

15 days in Chicago & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chicago Midway

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chicago Riverwalk and Lakefront Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Riverwalk Lot and Baha'i House of Worship. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: The Museums at Lisle Station Park (in Lisle), Round Barn Tasting Room - Union Pier (in Union Pier) and Cantigny Park (in Wheaton). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park, see the interesting displays at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chicago vacation maker tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chicago. In September in Chicago, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Mather Point will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Point. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, get great views at Grandview Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and admire all the interesting features of Point Imperial Drive.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 43°F. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
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