8 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

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8 days in Chicago & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Prague

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Chicago is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Prague in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica Mountains and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Chicago in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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