16 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

16 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

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16 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  22​h
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and don't miss a visit to Millennium Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chicago tour itinerary planner.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Chicago is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Auckland Central, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

9
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online route planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Chicago in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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