23 days in Los Angeles & Chicago Itinerary

23 days in Los Angeles & Chicago Itinerary

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23 days in Los Angeles & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 12 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Chicago
— 8 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Gothenburg

12
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica Mountains and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Anaheim (Christ Cathedral, Oak Canyon Nature Center, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gothenburg to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Gothenburg in April, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Christ Cathedral, Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

8
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum. Visit Millennium Park and Basilica of the Sacred Heart for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Little Red Schoolhouse (in Willow Springs), Swallow Cliff Stairs (in Palos Park) and Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum (in Kenosha). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Grant Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Chicago by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in Chicago at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Oak Park, South Bend, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, Little Red Schoolhouse
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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