13 days in Boston, Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

13 days in Boston, Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

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13 days in Boston, Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

4
nights
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Commercial Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Beach), Race Point Beach (in Provincetown) and Peabody Essex Museum (in Salem). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site, browse the exhibits of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, and contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boston tour planner .

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Boston reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Provincetown, Ogunquit, Peabody Essex Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, then appreciate the history behind Heald Square Monument, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Chicago Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Emil Bach House by Frank Lloyd Wright, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Chicago online holiday maker .

You can fly from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Tours Trails

Side Trips

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chicago Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Beer Tastings & Tours
Chicago Botanic Garden ©
Chicago Botanic Garden

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Old Town Temecula. Venture out of the city with trips to Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Oceanside (Oceanside Pier & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Dana Point Harbor (in Dana Point). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Pageant of the Masters, get your game on at Virtual Room Los Angeles, and admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Chicago to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Oceanside, Old Town Temecula, Pageant of the Masters, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Dana Point Harbor
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Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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