9 days in Chicago, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in Chicago, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Chicago, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  26​h
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  38​h
End: Dubai

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 8th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Millennium Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Chicago is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Dubai in June, things will get colder in Chicago: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (46°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ©
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

3
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.
Do your shopping at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 12th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (34°C), and nights are colder (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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