22 days in Chicago, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

22 days in Chicago, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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22 days in Chicago, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
2
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
End: Los Angeles

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lincoln Park Zoo, Shedd Aquarium, Picasso Statue, and other attractions. The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry will appeal to museum buffs. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Chicago day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

7
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've added Flatiron Building, The Morgan Library & Museum, Statue of Liberty National Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland Park, Museum of Ice Cream, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 and The Getty Villa. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Frederick Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In June in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malibu, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 ©
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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