10 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

10 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

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10 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Munich

3
nights
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, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary app .

Munich, Germany to Chicago is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Munich to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

4
nights
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary builder app .

Getting from Chicago to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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