8 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

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8 days in New Orleans & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney


3
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.
On the 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Holocaust Memorial and then take a stroll through Royal Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary app .

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
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 (Fri): take in the waterfront at Navy Pier. On the next day, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally take in panoramic vistas at 360 CHICAGO.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in March, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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