15 days in Los Angeles, Montana & New York City Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles, Montana & New York City Itinerary

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15 days in Los Angeles, Montana & New York City Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bozeman
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Auckland

4
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and The Getty Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Oceanside (Breakwater Way Beach & Oceanside Pier), Santa Barbara County Courthouse (in Santa Barbara) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Carlsbad State Beach, wander the streets of Carlsbad Village, and stroll around Heisler Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles route planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles. While traveling from Auckland, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Santa Barbara, Oceanside, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Huntington Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Depot Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and finally cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Whitefish Depot and then hit the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the West Glacier trip site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to West Glacier takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to West Glacier, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect West Glacier to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Whitefish, Glacier National Park, Depot Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 24th (Thu), head outdoors with Yellowstone Nature Connection, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and finally stop by Send it Home.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone attractions planner.

Getting from West Glacier to West Yellowstone by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from West Glacier in October, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center
Send it Home ©
Send it Home

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get outside with Bozeman Angler, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Rockies.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman online vacation planner .

Drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in October: highs in Bozeman hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bozeman

Childrens Museums Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
Bozeman Angler ©
Bozeman Angler

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site) and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Greenwich Village, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bozeman to New York City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bozeman to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bozeman in October: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Queens, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Food Tours

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