13 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

13 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

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13 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Zurich

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Appreciate the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park. There's lots more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, steep yourself in history at Pleasant Home, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online road trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Chicago. Traveling from Zurich in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chicago, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Royal Street and Frenchmen Street. You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, take a stroll through Garden District, and stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

Start your trip to New Orleans by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in July, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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