16 days in Vancouver, Chicago & New York City Itinerary

16 days in Vancouver, Chicago & New York City Itinerary

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16 days in Vancouver, Chicago & New York City Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
New York City, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner .

London, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

North Vancouver
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

2
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and finally catch a live event at Wrigley Field.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Chicago takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

7
nights
New York City, United States

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, wander the streets of Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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