20 days in Los Angeles & Chicago Itinerary

20 days in Los Angeles & Chicago Itinerary

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Los Angeles — 10 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more), San Diego (Spanish Village Art Center, USS Midway Museum, &more) and The Getty Villa (in Malibu). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Chicago — 9 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chicago Botanic Garden (in Glencoe) and Lilacia Park (in Lombard). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chicago, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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