19 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

19 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

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19 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London

7
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Grand Mere State Park and Silver Beach County Park. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago vacation builder.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Chicago: highs are around 29°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Silver Beach County Park, Horseshoe Hammond, Grand Mere State Park, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Three Oaks Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

10
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 Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Manhattan Beach. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach), Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 30th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary maker.

Fly from Chicago to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Hermosa Beach Pier, Zuma Beach, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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