50 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

50 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Chicago O'Hare
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Chicago
— 20 nights
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Los Angeles
— 28 nights
Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast

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Chicago

— 20 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Pirate's Cove Children's Theme Park (in Elk Grove Village), Wheaton (First Division Museum at Cantigny, Cantigny Park, &more) and Saint Joseph (Silver Beach County Park, Whirlpool Compass Fountain, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online itinerary planner.

Belfast, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Belfast to Chicago, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Belfast in July, with highs in Chicago at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 28 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: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more), Santa Monica (Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, &more) and Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and stroll through Zuma Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Chicago to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips