17 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

17 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

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17 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  23​h
Chicago
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Sydney

9
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Mere State Park and Three Oaks Recreation Area. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Foot Beach State Park (in Lake Geneva), Pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park (in Elk Grove Village) and Starved Rock State Park (in Utica). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, laugh and play at Navy Pier, head outdoors with Gary Southshore Railcats, and admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Chicago is minus 16 hours. May in Chicago sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Oak Park, Pirate's Cove Children's Theme Park, Grand Mere State Park, Lake Michigan, Big Foot Beach State Park
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Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Pleasant Home ©
Pleasant Home

5
days
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.
Visiting Audubon Zoo and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate French Quarter and Garden District. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, wander the streets of Royal Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and examine the collection at The National WWII Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planning tool .

Getting from Chicago to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 26°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in New Orleans

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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