10 days in Los Angeles, Grand Canyon National Park & Chicago Itinerary

10 days in Los Angeles, Grand Canyon National Park & Chicago Itinerary

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10 days in Los Angeles, Grand Canyon National Park & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Tokyo

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Virga Gallery and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Relax by the water at Victoria Beach and Manhattan Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Malibu (El Matador State Beach & Zuma Beach) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach).

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles planner .

Tokyo, Japan to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Los Angeles is minus 17 hours. In March, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Malibu, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach
Virga Gallery ©
Virga Gallery

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Canyon Railway Depot and Hermit's Rest. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yavapai Point and Pipe Creek Vista. On the 25th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 16°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and then kick back and relax at Whihala Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk Lot, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosewood Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Chicago, with highs around 8°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Riverwalk Lot, Whihala Beach, Rosewood Beach, Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Whihala Beach ©
Whihala Beach
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park ©
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

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