5 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

5 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago attractions planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to Chicago. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Chicago at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel route planner.

You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect much warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Chicago in September, with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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