21 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

21 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Chicago
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles
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Chicago

— 7 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip planning app.

Paris, France to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Paris to Chicago. When traveling from Paris in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Tours

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Los Angeles

— 13 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: St.John Vianney Chapel (in Balboa Island), La Jolla (Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church & La Jolla Cove) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Soarin' Around The World, &more). Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, deepen your understanding at Paley Center for Media, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles visit site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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