15 days in Chicago & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

15 days in Chicago & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Chicago & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  40​h
End: Orlando

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Do some cultural sightseeing at Millennium Park and The Field Museum. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, make a trip to Cloud Gate, and take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planner .

Orlando to Chicago is an approximately 19.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In July, Chicago is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

8
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Washburn and Hayden Valley. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Spend the 7th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are colder with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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