42 days in New York City, Chicago & Indianapolis Itinerary

42 days in New York City, Chicago & Indianapolis Itinerary

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New York City
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New York City

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarz. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Cloverdale Farm County Park (in Barnegat), Shinnecock East County Park (in Southampton) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Cupsogue Beach County Park, and stroll through Ponquogue Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning site.

Lagos, Nigeria to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Lagos to New York City. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Let the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace capture your imagination. The Magnificent Mile and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Grant Park (in South Milwaukee), Weko Beach Park (in Bridgman) and Atwater Park & Beach (in Shorewood). There's still lots to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, stroll through North Beach Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary maker.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. 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, Chicago is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©

Circle City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spring Mill State Park and Mallow Run Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Exotic Feline Rescue Center and Sodalis Nature Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indianapolis: Dayton (Dayton Dragons Baseball & America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co.), Starve Hollow State Recreation Area (in Vallonia) and Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area (in Linton). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, look for gifts at Donaldson's Finer Chocolates, get outside with Morgan's Outdoor Adventures, Inc., and hike along Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

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

Getting from Chicago to Indianapolis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Starve Hollow State Recreation Area ©
Starve Hollow State Recreation Area
Spring Mill State Park ©
Spring Mill State Park