9 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

9 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

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9 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Podgorica
Fly:  20​h
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Podgorica

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gateway National Recreation and Ellis Island. Fifth Avenue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker website .

Podgorica, Montenegro to New York City is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In April, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 23rd (Mon), shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Millennium Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Street Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at North Avenue Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chicago online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Chicago when traveling from New York City in April, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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