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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at The Field Museum, then 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. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and then try out the rides at Navy Pier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip builder website .

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) to allow time 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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