24 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

24 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

24 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h
1
Chicago
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 13 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

9
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Change things up with a short trip to Gillson Park in Wilmette (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, walk around Millennium Park, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September, Chicago is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Oak Park, Horseshoe Hammond, Gillson Park
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

13
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site), Jambalaya Park (in Gonzales) and Louisiana State Archives (in Baton Rouge). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Jambalaya Park, Louisiana State Archives, West Feliciana Historical Society Museum
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

Similar Plans

25 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 25 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans