7 days in Chicago, Glacier National Park & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

7 days in Chicago, Glacier National Park & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

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Start: Albemarle
Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  27 h
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  32 h
End: Albemarle

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then stroll through Millennium Park, then don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip tool.

Albemarle to Chicago is an approximately 5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Albemarle, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Trail of the Cedars, then explore the activities along Lake McDonald, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avalanche Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Lake McDonald ©
Lake McDonald

few
hours
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.
To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in May; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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