16 days in Chicago, Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

16 days in Chicago, Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

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16 days in Chicago, Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

Rome
Fly:  13​h
Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
Rome

5
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wrigley Field and Lincoln Park Zoo. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Chicago online itinerary creator.

Rome, Italy to Chicago is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium

2
days
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds and then explore the activities along Niagara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): try your luck at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Niagara Falls. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Casinos
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Aquarium of Niagara
Aquarium of Niagara
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

7
days
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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and stroll through The High Line.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in New York City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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