38 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

38 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

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38 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  21​h
1
New Orleans
— 17 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 19 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Auckland

17
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 in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Baton Rouge (State Capitol Welcome Center, Mike the Tiger Habitat, & more), Gulfport (Chandeleur Brewing Company & Joseph T. Jones Statue) and Crosby Arboretum (in Picayune). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, make a trip to French Quarter, wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, and shop like a local with Royal Street.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary maker website .

Auckland, New Zealand to New Orleans is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Auckland to New Orleans. In September, New Orleans is much hotter than Auckland - with highs of 33°C and lows of 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Biloxi, Baton Rouge, Ocean Springs, Gulfport, Covington
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Kayaking & Canoeing

19
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get outdoors at Lakefront Trail and Cowles Bog. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Atwater Park & Beach and Whihala Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Willow Springs (Little Red Schoolhouse & Centennial Bike Trail), Saint Joseph (Fishing Charters & Tours & Silver Beach County Park) and Oak Savannah Trail (in Griffith). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, look for all kinds of wild species at Prairie Wolf Slough, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chicago trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Willow Springs, Highland Park, Fox Brook Park, Cowles Bog
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Cowles Bog ©
Cowles Bog

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