15 days in Chicago, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Chicago, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 5 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Bring the kids along to Museum of Science and Industry and Lincoln Park Zoo. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago, have fun and explore at Chicago Children's Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Field Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Chicago are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
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Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online road trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, walk around Crissy Field, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Creativity Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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