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: Geneva
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Geneva

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Hook Mountain State Park (in Valley Cottage). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Times Square, explore the activities along The Pond, explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, and choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters.

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Geneva, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Geneva to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Geneva in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hook Mountain State Park, Bronx Zoo, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get in touch with nature at Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Willowbrook Wildlife Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Millennium Park and Marquette Building. Change things up with a short trip to Cowles Bog in Chesterton (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Chicago reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cowles Bog, Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm, Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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