5 days in Chicago, Los Angeles & Paris Itinerary

5 days in Chicago, Los Angeles & Paris Itinerary

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5 days in Chicago, Los Angeles & Paris Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Chicago, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
3
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. On the next day, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, have some family-friendly fun at Team vs Time, then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and finally walk around Millennium Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago itinerary planner .

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Chicago at 32°F and lows at 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 25th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 70°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris route maker app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Paris in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in Paris to be slightly colder, around 35°F, while days are much colder, around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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