8 days in Los Angeles & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey app .

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 changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, make a trip to Artist Point, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are colder (34°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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