15 days in Chicago, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

15 days in Chicago, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

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15 days in Chicago, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

London
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
London

2
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 1st (Fri), admire the striking features of Marquette Building and then enjoy breathtaking views from 360 CHICAGO. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Chicago travel itinerary creator.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Garwood Orchards, Whittaker Woods Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park

4
days
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laura Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation. Get some historical perspective at Royal Street and St. Louis Cathedral. Step out of New Orleans to go to Darrow and see Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, and brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral
Garden District
Royal Street

5
days
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and stroll through The High Line.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder.

Getting from New Orleans to New York City by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to New York City is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in June since evenings lows in New York City dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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