22 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

22 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

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22 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 11 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: London

10
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.
Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and San Francisco Plantation (in Garyville). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stroll around New Orleans City Park, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read New Orleans driving holiday planning website .

London, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. When traveling from London in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, Destrehan Plantation, LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center, Denham Springs Library
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

11
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Chicago Botanic Garden (in Glencoe), Shiojiri Niwa (in Mishawaka) and South Bend (University of Notre Dame, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at The Field Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you will find days in Chicago are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are much colder (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Bend, Oak Park, Wheaton, Chicago Botanic Garden, Downtown Geneva Historic Shopping District
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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