16 days in Chicago, Yellowstone National Park & Seattle Itinerary

16 days in Chicago, Yellowstone National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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16 days in Chicago, Yellowstone National Park & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Dubai

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of the city life by going to Starved Rock State Park and Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Cowles Bog and Baker Lake Park. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and see the interesting displays at L. H. Selman Ltd.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Chicago is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Chicago, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get colder in Chicago: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Baker Lake Park, Cowles Bog, Starved Rock State Park, Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area
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Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area ©
Cowles Bog ©
Cowles Bog

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hayden Valley and Upper Geyser Basin. Explore hidden gems such as Artist Point and Yellowstone Lake. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Horseback Riding Tours in Gardiner, approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. On the 30th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park route planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Chicago in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Snoqualmie Falls and Kerry Park. Get in touch with nature at Bloedel Reserve and Point Defiance Park. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, pause for some photo ops at Sonic Bloom By Dan Corson, and admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 27°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Point Defiance Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park

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