8 days in Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

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8 days in Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Chicago

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 11th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel planner .

Chicago to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

4
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for much colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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