5 days in Lake Forest & Chicago Itinerary

5 days in Lake Forest & Chicago Itinerary

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5 days in Lake Forest & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Lake Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Lake Forest

Lake Forest ©
Lake Forest is a city located in Lake County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): experience rural life at Elawa Farm and then go for a walk through Chicago Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Forest trip builder tool .

Los Angeles to Lake Forest is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Lake Forest. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Lake Forest reach 49°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Lake Forest

Parks

Side Trip

Chicago Botanic Garden
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Chicago Botanic Garden ©
Chicago Botanic Garden
Elawa Farm ©
Elawa Farm

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, have some family-friendly fun at Fox in a Box Chicago, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chicago day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Lake Forest to Chicago takes an hour. November in Chicago sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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