11 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  32​h
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Durban

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chicago travel route planning app .

Durban, South Africa to Chicago is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durban to Chicago is minus 8 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Durban in April: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

5
nights
New York City

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. In April in New York City, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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