12 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

12 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, take a stroll through Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. January in New York City sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (in La Jolla), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more) and USS Midway Museum (in San Diego). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary planning website.

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 70°F and lows at 49°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips