10 days in Illinois & New York City Itinerary

10 days in Illinois & New York City Itinerary

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10 days in Illinois & New York City Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  10​h
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Sao Paulo

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center. Get in touch with nature at Cowles Bog and Atwater Park & Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Starved Rock State Park (in Utica), Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve (in Darien) and Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum (in Kenosha). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Savannah Trail, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, examine the collection at The Field Museum, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago travel route builder app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect Chicago to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Atwater Park & Beach, Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Oak Savannah Trail, Cowles Bog
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

2
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.
On the 30th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): race across the water with a speed boat tour, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, then explore the activities along The Pond, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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