17 days in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & New York City Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & New York City Itinerary

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17 days in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & New York City Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
New York City
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)

3
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Crystal Cove. For shopping fun, head to Third Street Promenade or The Original Farmers Market. Step out of Los Angeles to go to San Juan Capistrano and see Mission San Juan Capistrano, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Los Angeles is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to Los Angeles is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in October, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Crystal Cove, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory

2
days
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Fess Parker, then learn about winemaking at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, then contemplate the long history of La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, and finally take in the history at Old Mission Santa Ines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along State Street, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara tour planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Santa Barbara at 26°C and lows at 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Old Mission Santa Ines, Carpinteria State Beach, Fess Parker, San Buenaventura Mission, Sunstone Vineyards & Winery
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Old Mission Santa Barbara
Fess Parker

8
days
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. You'll get in some beach time at Ocean Grove Beach and Fire Island National Seashore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook), Hampton Bays (Spas & Wellness & Ponquogue Beach) and Belmar Beach (in Belmar). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the waterfront at Point Pleasant Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santa Barbara to New York City in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Pleasant Beach, Hampton Bays, Ocean Grove Beach, Seaside Park Beach, Fire Island National Seashore
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Fire Island National Seashore
9/11 Memorial
Times Square

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