8 days in New York City, Buffalo & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in New York City, Buffalo & Chicago Itinerary

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8 days in New York City, Buffalo & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  18​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Buffalo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
End: Seoul

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ellis Island and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and go for a walk through Times Square.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner .

Seoul, South Korea to New York City is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, subway, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to New York City is minus 14 hours. When traveling from Seoul in May, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 21st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Buffalo trip planning site .

You can fly from New York City to Buffalo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Buffalo, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Buffalo

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve ©
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve ©
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

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 22nd (Fri): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Prairie Wolf Slough and then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chicago sightseeing planner.

Getting from Buffalo to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Prairie Wolf Slough, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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