15 days in Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park & Chicago Itinerary

15 days in Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park & Chicago Itinerary

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15 days in Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dubai

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Horseback Riding Tours. Visiting Hayden Valley and Upper Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Artist Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Dubai to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. In May, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 13°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Gardiner
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

4
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Visiting Observation Point and Zion's Main Canyon will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyon Overlook Trail and Zion National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, stroll through Timber Creek Overlook Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway ©
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and make a trip to Buckingham Fountain.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chicago day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Chicago takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Chicago. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect nights in Chicago to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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