9 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

9 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

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9 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Dublin

4
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dublin to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September, Chicago is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Shopping, #Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through French Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans sightseeing planning website .

Fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Chicago in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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