13 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

13 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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13 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + Bus:  13​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Athens

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gateway National Recreation and 9/11 Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, meet the residents at Central Park Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary maker tool .

Athens, Greece to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to New York City is minus 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Manhattan Beach. Visit Hermosa Beach Pier and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Zuma Beach in Malibu, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Zuma Beach, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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