19 days in New York City, Seattle & Los Angeles Itinerary

19 days in New York City, Seattle & Los Angeles Itinerary

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19 days in New York City, Seattle & Los Angeles Itinerary

Glasgow
Fly + bus:  16​h
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  9​h
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  16​h
Glasgow

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bay Head Beach and Fire Island National Seashore. We've included these beaches for you: Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Belmar Beach. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary maker.

Glasgow, UK to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in September, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Bay Head Beach, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Belmar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
9/11 Memorial
Fire Island National Seashore

5
days
Seattle

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Escape the urban bustle at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Snoqualmie Falls. Get some cultural insight at Pike Place Market and Museum of Glass. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Tolmie State Park (in Olympia), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Port Townsend) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the striking features of Sky View Observatory, stroll through Kerry Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Seattle takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Seattle reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Tolmie State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Snoqualmie Falls, Museum of Glass
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market

8
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 explore and learn at Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, look for gifts at Ventura Harbor Village, and admire all the interesting features of Ventura Pier and Promenade.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Seattle to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Ventura, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

1
day
New York City

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): wander the streets of Washington Square Park, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, then take a stroll through SoHo, then stop by M&M'S World New York, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Century 21.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in New York City at 23°C and lows at 15°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Sightseeing Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Century 21
Tiffany & Co.
M&M'S World New York

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