17 days in Los Angeles & Chicago Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles & Chicago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  7 h
1
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Drive:  32 h
2
Chicago
— 6 nights
End: Chicago

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Huntington Dog Beach and Salt Creek Beach. Get outdoors at Redondo Beach and The Huntington Desert Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Civic Center Park (in Newport Beach), Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve (in Huntington Beach) and Laguna Beach (Victoria Beach & 1,000 Steps Beach). There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Chicago to Los Angeles is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, The Huntington Desert Garden, Beverly Gardens Park, Salt Creek Beach
Highlights from your plan
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
1,000 Steps Beach ©
1,000 Steps Beach

6
nights
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and University of Chicago. Relax by the water at Ohio Street Beach and Oak Street Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve (in Darien) and Lilacia Park (in Lombard). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, steep yourself in history at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Montrose Beach, and take in the views from Michigan Avenue Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Lilacia Park
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve ©
Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve
North Avenue Beach ©
North Avenue Beach

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