9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
— 2 nights



— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, take a memorable tour with Tours, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and then admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planning website.

Washington DC to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 85°F and lows about 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors


— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then make a trip to Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.