9 days in Chicago, New Orleans & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in Chicago, New Orleans & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Chicago
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chicago Magic Lounge as well as Second City. Explore hidden gems such as Silver Beach County Park and Chicago Cultural Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. The adventure continues: walk around Millennium Park and appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chicago travel itinerary planner.

Newark to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife · Shopping · Parks · Museums

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New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Spotted Cat Music Club as well as Escape My Room New Orleans. French Quarter and Royal Street will appeal to history buffs. The National WWII Museum and Frenchmen Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, don't miss a visit to Arcadian Books, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans attractions planner.

You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 83°F. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Washington DC

— 1 night
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 12th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Torpedo Factory Art Center, then take a stroll through Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Washington DC takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Washington DC, with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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