20 days in Los Angeles, Denver & Chicago Itinerary

20 days in Los Angeles, Denver & Chicago Itinerary

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20 days in Los Angeles, Denver & Chicago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h 30​min
2
Denver
— 7 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: London

6
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Crystal Cove. Get in touch with nature at Carpinteria State Beach and Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Laguna Beach (in Laguna Beach), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Ojai Meadows Preserve (in Ojai). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market, admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour planning website .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles. In June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, Ojai Meadows Preserve, Crystal Cove, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Ojai Meadows Preserve ©
Ojai Meadows Preserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

7
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Bear Lake will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Evans and Cherry Creek State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Estes Park (Horseback Riding Tours, Spas & Wellness, & more), Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder) and Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chautauqua Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Denver holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Estes Park, Boulder, Winter Park Resort, Bear Lake, Lookout Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Escape the urban bustle at Starved Rock State Park and Grand Mere State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area and Silver Beach County Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial (in Marseilles), Zig-E's Funland (in Saint John) and Garwood Orchards (in LaPorte). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan, and view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Denver to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial, Grand Mere State Park, Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, Garwood Orchards, Starved Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park

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