11 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

11 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

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11 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Faro
+2
train + subway + Fly:  18​h
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Faro

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Garden District and Jackson Square. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and get to know the fascinating history of Royal Street.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans journey planning site .

Faro, Portugal to New Orleans is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Faro to New Orleans, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Faro, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Fourth Presbyterian Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Chesterton (Cowles Bog & Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, explore the galleries of Chicago Cultural Center, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago journey builder site .

Getting from New Orleans to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in May since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chesterton, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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