6 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

6 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

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6 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
San Francisco

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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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City vacation trip planner.

San Francisco to New York City is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in New York City reach 85°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chicago when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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