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

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

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

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Jerusalem

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Los Angeles is minus 10 hours. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. in DeKalb, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago travel app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) 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 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Oak Park, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Highlights from your plan
BATL-The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

8
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Empire State Building, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Getting from Chicago to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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