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
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 10 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: London

11
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game and Whitney Plantation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum (in Covington), Ship Island (in Biloxi) and Lynn Meadows Discovery Center (in Gulfport). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and walk around New Orleans Musical Legends Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip maker 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. Traveling from London to New Orleans, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are much hotter (33°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Ship Island, Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Walking tours
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

10
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Anderson Japanese Gardens. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva), SC Johnson Headquarters (in Racine) and Kane County Flea Market (in Saint Charles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire all the interesting features of Chicago Botanic Garden, learn about all things military at Cantigny Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago driving holiday planning website .

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, expect nights in Chicago to be cooler, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

South Bend, Rockford, Chicago Botanic Garden, Geneva Lake Shore Path, SC Johnson Headquarters
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Beer Tastings & Tours

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