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

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

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

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 6 nights
+3
subway + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
End: Glasgow

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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann, fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

Glasgow, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Glasgow to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Glasgow in March, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are slightly colder (-5°C). 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
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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, 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, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Chicago by combination of car and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days in Chicago, with highs around 8°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

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

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, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get your bearings at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Washington DC reach 15°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to 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

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