15 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

15 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

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15 days in New York City & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Budapest

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Island Beach State Park and Pocono Snake and Animal Farm. Relax by the water at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mantoloking Beach. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia), Marshlands Conservancy (in Rye) and Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery (in Stroudsburg). There's lots more to do: browse the collection at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, make a trip to Washington Square Park, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder site .

Budapest, Hungary to New York City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in July since evenings lows in New York City dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Rockaway Brewing Company, Lakota Wolf Preserve, Pocono Snake and Animal Farm, Silverball Pinball Museum
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Grand Mere State Park and Chicago Riverwalk will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Weko Park and Centennial Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Kuipers Family Farm (in Maple Park), St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift (in Saint Charles) and Odeum Expo Center (in Villa Park). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, admire the local landmark of Crown Fountain, walk around Waukegan Municipal Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago sightseeing website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chicago, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Naperville, South Bend, Weko Park, Odeum Expo Center, Glencoe Beach
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Illinois Beach State Park ©
Illinois Beach State Park
Waukegan Municipal Beach ©
Waukegan Municipal Beach

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