12 days in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City & New York City Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City & New York City Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City & New York City Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Moscow

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get lost in a book at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carbon Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Huntington Beach Pier, then stroll around Heisler Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online travel route planner .

Moscow, Russia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Moscow to Los Angeles. When traveling from Moscow in September, plan for much hotter days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Heisler Park, Huntington Beach Pier, Carbon Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier

3
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Explore hidden gems such as Big Cottonwood Canyon and Natural History Museum of Utah. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square, make a trip to Kindig It Design, and steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, Salt Lake City is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

5
nights
New York City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton). The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Grounds For Sculpture, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture

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