42 days in New York City, Chicago & Indianapolis Itinerary

42 days in New York City, Chicago & Indianapolis Itinerary

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42 days in New York City, Chicago & Indianapolis Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 16 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 14 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Indianapolis
— 10 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Lagos

16
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit Ocean Grove Beach and Shinnecock East County Park for some beach relaxation. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Westhampton Beach (Cupsogue Beach County Park & Pike's Beach) and Cloverdale Farm County Park (in Barnegat). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and make a trip to Times Square.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary app .

Lagos, Nigeria to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lagos to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Westhampton Beach, Ponquogue Beach, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 8th Ave Jetty, Hyde Park Trail
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

14
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Science and Industry and Swedish American Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Atwater Park & Beach (in Shorewood), Grant Park (in South Milwaukee) and Weko Park (in Bridgman). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Beach County Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Little Red Schoolhouse.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chicago, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Highland Park, Skokie, Saint Joseph, Oak Park, Williams Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
BATL-The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

10
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Get some cultural insight at Spring Mill State Park and Belgian Horse Winery. Get in touch with nature at Exotic Feline Rescue Center and Dayton Dragons Baseball. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Indianapolis: America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co. (in Dayton), Starve Hollow State Recreation Area (in Vallonia) and Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area (in Linton). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sodalis Nature Park, immerse yourself in nature at Turkey Run State Park, get outside with Wilstem, and identify plant and animal life at Wolf creek habitat and rescue.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Indianapolis travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Brookville, Dayton, Summit Lake State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Cardinal Greenway
Highlights from your plan
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Starve Hollow State Recreation Area ©
Belgian Horse Winery ©
Belgian Horse Winery

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