10 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

10 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

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10 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  2​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
You've added Grand Central Terminal, Tiffany Street Clock at 5th Ave., The High Line, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Fort Lauderdale to New York City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 48°F and lows about 36°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wrigley Field, Cloud Gate and Millennium Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip site .

Getting from New York City to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Chicago reach 38°F and lows reach 26°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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