16 days in Yosemite National Park, Chicago & Washington DC Itinerary

16 days in Yosemite National Park, Chicago & Washington DC Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 6 nights

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

Glasgow, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Glasgow to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Glasgow in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 13°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area

3
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, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chicago travel route planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Chicago takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect nights in Chicago to be a bit warmer, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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