51 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

51 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

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Chicago
— 21 nights
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New Orleans
— 28 nights
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Chicago

— 21 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Butler Winery (in Chesterton), Century of Progress Architectural District (in Beverly Shores) and South Bend (University of Notre Dame, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In April, Chicago is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 28 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery (in Pierre Part), Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Oak Alley Plantation, &more) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the New Orleans attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Chicago in May, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips