8 days in New York City, Atlantic City & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in New York City, Atlantic City & Chicago Itinerary

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8 days in New York City, Atlantic City & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Atlantic City
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City trip maker website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to New York City, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in September, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Atlantic City.

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

1
night
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Brigantine Beach, then view the masterpieces at Donna Elias' Bayside Gallery & Coastal Gifts, then have some family-friendly fun at Escape AC - Escape Rooms, and finally make a trip to Civil Rights Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Atlantic City trip itinerary site .

Getting from New York City to Atlantic City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Traveling from New York City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Atlantic City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Brigantine Beach
Highlights from your plan
Brigantine Beach ©
Brigantine Beach
Escape AC - Escape Rooms ©
Escape AC - Escape Rooms

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, then stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Atlantic City to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlantic City to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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