13 days in Saint Paul, Illinois & Los Angeles Itinerary

13 days in Saint Paul, Illinois & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Saint Paul
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Saint Paul — 2 nights

The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Eagle Center (in Wabasha), Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial (in Rochester) and WineHaven Winery and Vineyard (in Chisago City). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Mall of America, appreciate the history behind Minnesota Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Paul driving holiday planning website.

Minneapolis to Saint Paul is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Chicago — 5 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Saint Paul to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Diego (Marston House Museum & USS Midway Museum), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica). Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Illinois travel guide

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Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.