15 days in New York City, Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

15 days in New York City, Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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15 days in New York City, Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Perth

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, explore and take pictures at The High Line, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City visit planner.

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to New York City is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Perth in February, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. February in Washington DC sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 22nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. Traveling from Washington DC in February, you will find days in Los Angeles are warmer (25°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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