11 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  3​h
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
End: Dayton

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Bring the kids along to Museum of Science and Industry and The Field Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, explore the engaging exhibits at Chicago Children's Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

Dayton to Chicago is an approximately 3-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dayton to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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BATL-The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, walk around The High Line, go for a walk through Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip tool .

Getting from Chicago to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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