23 days in Chicago, Yellowstone National Park & Munising Itinerary

23 days in Chicago, Yellowstone National Park & Munising Itinerary

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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 12 nights
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Drive to Billings, Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 4 nights
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Chicago — 5 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Kalamazoo to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kalamazoo to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kalamazoo in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Chicago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours
Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park — 12 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

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Traveling by flight from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Munising.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Munising — 4 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Change things up with these side-trips from Munising: Garden (Fayette Historic State Park & Historical Village Fayette Park) and Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chapel Rock and Beach, and kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

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Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Munising takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Munising, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips