7 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

7 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

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7 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago route planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Times Square, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City journey planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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