12 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

12 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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12 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. 9/11 Memorial and William Floyd Estate will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Brook hollow winery (in Columbia), Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, go for a walk through Central Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read New York City trip maker tool .

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. September in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brook hollow winery, Bushkill Falls, William Floyd Estate, Cupsogue Beach County Park
Highlights from your plan
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carpinteria State Beach and Laguna Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route builder site .

Getting from New York City to Los Angeles by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Carpinteria State Beach, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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