11 days in Chicago, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Chicago, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in Chicago, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago sightseeing planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Chicago is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. On the 19th (Tue), you're off toWashington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Fourth Presbyterian Church ©
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, and then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Top of the Rock, Fifth Avenue, Aladdin - The Musical, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour builder .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Shopping Tours
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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