9 days in Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

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9 days in Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with The Strip, and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

Chicago to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online tour builder .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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