10 days in Chicago, New York City & Boston Itinerary

10 days in Chicago, New York City & Boston Itinerary

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10 days in Chicago, New York City & Boston Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
3
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Edinburgh

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago and then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chicago tour itinerary site .

Edinburgh, UK to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Chicago is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, expect Chicago to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
360 Chicago Observation Deck ©
360 Chicago Observation Deck

3
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: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary builder .

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. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

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

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Boston Public Garden and North End. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Saint Anthony.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boston day trip planning website .

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, Boston is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Plimoth Plantation
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Dolphin & Whale Watching
North End ©
North End

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