12 days in Miami, Chicago & New York City Itinerary

12 days in Miami, Chicago & New York City Itinerary

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12 days in Miami, Chicago & New York City Itinerary

Start: Katowice
Fly:  16​h
1
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Katowice

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Art Deco Historic District and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Visiting Shark Valley and South Beach will get you outdoors. When in Miami, make a side trip to see Florida Everglades Bass Fishing Charters in Everglades National Park, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park, contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Miami visit planner .

Katowice, Poland to Miami is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Katowice to Miami is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Katowice in September: high temperatures in Miami hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Haulover Beach Park, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visit Millennium Park and Marquette Building for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Whihala Beach Co Park (in Whiting) and Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm (in Homer Glen). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Miami to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in October, things will get much colder in Chicago: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Events Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Whihala Beach, Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest
Highlights from your plan
Whihala Beach ©
Whihala Beach
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore American Museum of Natural History and New York Public Library. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Chicago in October, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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