7 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

7 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

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7 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at The Field Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the striking features of Reliance Building, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and then take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chicago road trip site .

Minneapolis to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In July in Chicago, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

2
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 Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Chicago to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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