15 days in Chicago & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

15 days in Chicago & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Chicago

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Museum of Science and Industry and Field Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: First Division Museum at Cantigny (in Wheaton) and Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain, Silver Beach Carousel, &more). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago, and visit The Magnificent Mile.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chicago day trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Chicago. June in Chicago sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, First Division Museum at Cantigny
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

9
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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Geyser and Porcelain Basin. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, stroll through Inspiration Point, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lone Star Geyser.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser
Porcelain Basin ©
Porcelain Basin

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