8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and try to win big at New York New York Casino.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip maker .

Chicago to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
New York New York Casino ©
New York New York Casino

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Washburn and Lehardy's Rapids. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Natural Bridge Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Lake Butte Overlook ©
Lake Butte Overlook

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