7 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

7 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

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7 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Auckland

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker app .

Auckland, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to New York City is minus 17 hours. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 15th (Sun), get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

Make your Chicago itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chicago, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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