14 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

14 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

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14 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Train + Fly:  18​h
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  16​h 45​min
End: Seoul

8
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online attractions planner .

Seoul, South Korea to New York City is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, subway, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to New York City is minus 14 hours. Traveling from Seoul in December, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Field Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and walk around Millennium Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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