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 Silver Beach County Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Riverwalk Lot and Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: The Museums at Lisle Station Park (in Lisle), Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette) and Cantigny Park (in Wheaton). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, do a tasting at Round Barn Tasting Room - Union Pier, see the interesting displays at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, and explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

8
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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 Helicopter Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point, get great views at Hopi Point, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: 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, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites