9 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

9 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

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9 days in Chicago & New York City Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Auckland

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, walk around Millennium Park, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip builder .

Auckland, New Zealand to Chicago is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Auckland to Chicago. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, wander the streets of Times Square, and walk around The High Line.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 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 September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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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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