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: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dubai


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.
Visiting Narwhal Yacht Charters and The Pond will get you outdoors. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City online trip builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to New York City is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Narwhal Yacht Charters ©
Narwhal Yacht Charters

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Take a break from the city and head to Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Little Red Schoolhouse. When in Chicago, make a side trip to see Cowles Bog in Chesterton, approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowles Bog, Lake Michigan, Little Red Schoolhouse, Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
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Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Little Red Schoolhouse ©
Little Red Schoolhouse

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