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

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

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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New York City

— 12 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City itinerary maker.

Madrid, Spain to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

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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.
Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, walk around Millennium Park, and shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chicago holiday planner.

Fly from New York City to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 0°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 12 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney District, &more). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and stroll around Franklin Canyon Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, Los Angeles is much warmer than Chicago - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips