9 days in Los Angeles & Sacramento Itinerary

9 days in Los Angeles & Sacramento Itinerary

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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and Ocean Avenue will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Petersen Automotive Museum and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Long Beach Waterfront (in Long Beach), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, get curious at California Science Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Redondo Beach, and see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online itinerary planner.

Chicago to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Sacramento

— 5 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and American River Bicycle Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to California State Capitol Museum and Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sacramento: Rutherford (Round Pond Estate & Frog's Leap Winery), V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Sequoia Grove Winery (in Napa). There's much more to do: examine the collection at California Automobile Museum, learn about winemaking at The Undergound Tasting Room, contemplate the long history of Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Auburn.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Sacramento online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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