10 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

10 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

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10 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

6
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, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online visit planner .

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
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 4th (Fri): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, walk around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Cloud Gate. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, then take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 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. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Chicago, with lows around 19°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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