20 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Chicago Itinerary

20 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Chicago Itinerary

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1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 11 nights
2
Chicago
— 7 nights

11
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. When in Grand Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Havasu Falls in Supai, approximately Supai away. There's still lots to do: trek along Bright Angel Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Wilkes-Barre to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wilkes-Barre to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Wilkes-Barre in April, with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Havasu Falls
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

7
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Green Meadows Petting Farm (in Waterford), Kohl Children's Museum (in Glenview) and Battle House (in Barrington). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, walk around Millennium Park, and wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Green Meadows Petting Farm, Dupage Children's Museum, Horseshoe Hammond, Kohl Children's Museum, Battle House
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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