56 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

56 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

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56 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

Bristol
train + Fly:  20​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 30 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Chicago
— 24 nights
Fly:  13​h
Bristol

29
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.
Visit French Quarter and Royal Street for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National WWII Museum and Jackson Square. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Biloxi (Ship Island & Beauvoir), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Garden District, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

Bristol, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bristol in July, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (31°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Vacherie, Biloxi, INFINITY Science Center, NOLA Motorsports Park
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
Garden District

24
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get outdoors at Silver Beach County Park and Grand Mere State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Utica (Starved Rock State Park & Matthiessen State Park), Big Foot Beach State Park (in Lake Geneva) and Basilica of the Sacred Heart (in South Bend). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and kick back and relax at Centennial Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from New Orleans to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in August since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Sightseeing

Side Trips

Oak Park, Utica, River Trail Nature Center, Grosse Point Lighthouse, Cantigny Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park

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