10 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

10 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 3 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get curious at Field Museum.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chicago journey builder app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chicago. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

6
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and find something for the whole family at Pacific Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Anaheim, Norton Simon Museum
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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