12 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

12 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

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12 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Budapest

6
nights
New Orleans

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at French Quarter and Royal Street. Step out of the city life by going to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery. Step out of New Orleans to go to Slidell and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

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Budapest, Hungary to New Orleans is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Budapest to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Mere State Park and Brookfield Zoo. Shop till you drop at The Magnificent Mile and Adagio Teas Chicago. Step out of Chicago to go to Crystal Lake and see Three Oaks Recreation Area, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brookfield Zoo, Three Oaks Recreation Area, Pleasant Home, Grand Mere State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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