30 days in Chicago & New York State Itinerary

30 days in Chicago & New York State Itinerary

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Chicago
— 8 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 7 nights
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Lake George
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 9 nights
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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
When in Chicago, make a side trip to see Little Red Schoolhouse in Willow Springs, approximately Willow Springs away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and have some family-friendly fun at BATL-The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary maker app.

Guayaquil, Ecuador to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Guayaquil in March, things will get colder in Chicago: highs are around 8°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Shedd Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
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7
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Niagara Falls

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica (in Lackawanna), Chestnut Ridge Park (in Orchard Park) and Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve (in Blasdell). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Freedom Crossing Monument, admire the masterpieces at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, trek along Niagara Wine Trail USA, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in April, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lake George

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake George: Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center (in Northville), Royal Mountain Ski Area (in Caroga Lake) and Alice Falls (in Keeseville). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Mirror Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, and stop by Saratoga Olive Oil Company.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lake George sightseeing planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Lake George by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. April in Lake George sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Lake George

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center ©
Cross-country Ski Area
Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center
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Mirror Lake ©
Water Body
Mirror Lake
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New York City

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, stroll through The High Line, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning website.

Getting from Lake George to New York City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lake George in April, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Must see
Central Park
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