23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Dubois
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
6
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Rocky Mountain National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Milwaukee
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
10
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
12
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Chicago
— 3 nights
End: Chicago

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Name Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chicago. In July in Chicago, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denver.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Holy Name Cathedral ©
Holy Name Cathedral

1
night
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): catch a live event at Coors Field, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Chicago to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for Dubois.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Golden History Museum & Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

1
night
Dubois

Dubois
Dubois is a town in Fremont County, Wyoming. To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dubois trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Dubois. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Dubois at 77°F and lows at 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Dubois

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

1
day
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, then hike along Jenny Lake Trail, and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Dubois to Grand Teton National Park in 3.5 hours. July in Grand Teton National Park sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

4
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire the sheer force of Undine Falls, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Denver

Denver
For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Denver, with highs around 87°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 60°F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In July in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock

1
night
Denver

Denver
For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip planning website .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the striking features of Basilica of St. Josaphat, admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee trip itinerary site .

Getting from Denver to Milwaukee by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Denver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milwaukee, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 63°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
See some other sides of Chicago: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip tool .

Traveling by train from Milwaukee to Chicago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Chicago

Chicago ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Six Flags Great America.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 67°F in Chicago. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chicago

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Six Flags Great America
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Great America ©
Six Flags Great America
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Beer Tastings & Tours

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