17 days in Los Angeles & Chicago Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles & Chicago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Los Angeles
— 9 nights
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Chicago
— 6 nights

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Los Angeles

— 9 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Huntington Dog Beach and Redondo Beach. Get outdoors at Salt Creek Beach and Eaton Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Civic Center Park (in Newport Beach), Laguna Beach (Victoria Beach & 1,000 Steps Beach) and Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve (in Huntington Beach). There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), get your game on at Virtual Room Los Angeles, admire nature's extreme beauty at The Huntington Desert Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum LA.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Chicago to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Chicago

— 6 nights

Windy City

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 University of Chicago and Oak Street Beach. Relax by the water at North Avenue Beach and Ohio 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: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Park Conservatory, have some family-friendly fun at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, and test your problem-solving skills at Team vs Time.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Chicago by car takes about 32 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours 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 enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips