60 days in New York City, Gettysburg & Chicago Itinerary

60 days in New York City, Gettysburg & Chicago Itinerary

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60 days in New York City, Gettysburg & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + bus:  19​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 20 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gettysburg
— 20 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 17 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

20
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.
Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online vacation planner .

Ahmedabad, India to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in February; daily highs in New York City reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

20
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Williams Grove Speedway (in Mechanicsburg), Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester) and Charles Town (Ghost & Vampire Tours & Bloomery Plantation Distillery). On the 1st (Fri), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience, make a trip to Devils Den, stroll through The Washington & Old Dominion Trail, and hit the slopes at Inside Ski Training Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gettysburg day trip site .

Drive from New York City to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Frederick, Harpers Ferry, Leesburg, Sharpsburg, Berkeley Springs
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Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Bloomery Plantation Distillery ©
Bloomery Plantation Distillery

17
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
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: Little Red Schoolhouse (in Willow Springs), St. Charles Public Library (in Saint Charles) and Swallow Cliff Stairs (in Palos Park). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, examine the collection at The Field Museum, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chicago route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gettysburg to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gettysburg to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Oak Park, Wheaton, Swallow Cliff Stairs, Little Red Schoolhouse, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Chicago (Rosemont)
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Team vs Time ©
Team vs Time
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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