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: New Delhi
Fly:  26​h
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Science and Industry and Oriental Institute Museum. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Cantigny Park (in Wheaton) and New Buffalo (New Buffalo Public Beach & Four Winds Casino).

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Chicago is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from New Delhi to Chicago. Traveling from New Delhi in August, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches

Side Trips

New Buffalo, Cantigny Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Oriental Institute Museum ©
Oriental Institute Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of the Marine Corps and Torpedo Factory Art Center. Popular historic sites such as George Washington's Mount Vernon and Old Town are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas) and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of Saint Mary and admire the sheer force of Potomac River.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Alexandria, Manassas National Battlefield Park, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
Manassas National Battlefield Park ©

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum, then look for gifts at Cheese on Main, and then stroll through Point Pleasant Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Twin Lights Historic Site, Point Pleasant Beach, Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple, Allaire State Park, Washington Crossing Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Washington Crossing Historic Park ©
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple ©
Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple

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