8 days in Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chicago

3
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Chicago in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas driving holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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