9 days in New York City, Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in New York City, Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

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9 days in New York City, Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

New York City
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Los Angeles

4
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The New York Beer and Brewery Tour as well as St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: stroll through Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City journey planning website .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
days
Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You've added Holy Name Cathedral, Hershey's Chocolate World, Old St. Patrick's Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore and take pictures at United Center, stop by Hershey's Chocolate World, then enjoy breathtaking views from 360 CHICAGO, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Name Cathedral. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St. Patrick's Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. In January, Chicago is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old St. Patrick's Church
Old St. Patrick's Church
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

3
days
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Madame Tussauds Hollywood, El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood Sign, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Chicago to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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