44 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

44 days in Chicago & New Orleans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago
— 17 nights
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New Orleans
— 26 nights
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Chicago

— 17 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: St. Joseph Catholic Church (in Joliet), Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple (in Aurora) and DeKalb (Ellwood House Museum & Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, laugh and play at Navy Pier, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip site.

Leeds, UK to Chicago is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Leeds in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Chicago, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 26 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Oak Alley Plantation, &more). Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, and learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

To find reviews and tourist information, read New Orleans road trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips