18 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

18 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

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18 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

Madrid
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
Madrid

6
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, examine the collection at The Field Museum, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary maker.

Madrid, Spain to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Madrid in November, things will get slightly colder in Chicago: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©

10
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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Grand central terminal, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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