8 days in Houston, New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in Houston, New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

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8 days in Houston, New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 15​min
1
Houston
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

few
hours
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermann Park and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Houston road trip planning app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Houston is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Houston. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, things will get a bit warmer in Houston: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, wander the streets of French Quarter, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Houston in September, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Take a break from the city and head to Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Lincoln Park Zoo. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Millennium Park, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chicago itinerary tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Chicago by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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