16 days in Chicago & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

16 days in Chicago & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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16 days in Chicago & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 10 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Millennium Park and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, & more), Cantigny Park (in Wheaton) and Spicer Lake County Park (in New Carlisle). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip maker website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Bend, Oak Park, Spicer Lake County Park, The American Toby Jug Museum, Cantigny Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart

10
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.
S Rim Trail and Lone Star Geyser will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Washburn and Lamar Valley. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, stroll through North Rim Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Chicago, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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