8 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

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

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary website .

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 moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 17 hours. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for much warmer days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Expect little chillier evenings in Chicago when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to 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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