17 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

17 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

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17 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

Copenhagen
Fly:  12​h
Chicago
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Copenhagen

7
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Popular historic sites such as Millennium Park and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, steep yourself in history at Pleasant Home, and take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago custom trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Chicago when traveling from Copenhagen in December, with lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Park, Grosse Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
The Field Museum

9
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Hollywood Walk of Fame and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica). Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and take an in-depth tour of Avila Adobe.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Getting from Chicago to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier
Getty Center The Publications

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