4 days in Chicago & New Orleans Area Itinerary

4 days in Chicago & New Orleans Area Itinerary

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Chicago
— 1 day
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Chicago

— 1 day

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chicago. In February, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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New Orleans

— 3 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in February, expect nights in New Orleans to be much hotter, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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