11 days in Los Angeles & Chicago Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles & Chicago Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've now added Staples Center to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Topanga State Park. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ballona Wetlands.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

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Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of the city life by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Skokie Lagoons. Venture out of the city with trips to Deer Grove Forest Preserve (in Palatine), Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve (in Lake Forest) and Prairie Wolf Slough (in Highland Park). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Chicago in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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