8 days in Versailles, Chicago & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Versailles, Chicago & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Versailles, Chicago & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Westport
Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Versailles
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  26​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Huntington Beach

1
night
Versailles

Versailles ©
Versailles is a village in Darke County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Bicycle Museum of America, admire the majestic nature at Grand Lake St Mary's State Park, and then get curious at Armstrong Air & Space Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Versailles visit planning app .

Westport to Versailles is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In March in Versailles, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Versailles

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grand Lake St Mary's State Park, Bicycle Museum of America, Armstrong Air & Space Museum
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Bicycle Museum of America ©
Bicycle Museum of America
Grand Lake St Mary's State Park ©
Grand Lake St Mary's State Park
The Winery at Versailles ©
The Winery at Versailles

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago visit planner.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Versailles to Chicago. In March in Chicago, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Chicago in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 57°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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