14 days in Chicago & New York State Itinerary

14 days in Chicago & New York State Itinerary

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14 days in Chicago & New York State Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Lincoln Park Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary maker app .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Chicago is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Chicago, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Chicago: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Attractions like Niagara Aerospace Museum and Aquarium of Niagara make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, trek along Niagara Gorge Trail, step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, and head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls holiday planner .

Getting from Chicago to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Niagara Jet Adventures
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Niagara Aerospace Museum ©
Niagara Aerospace Museum

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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