18 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

18 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
New York City
— 9 nights
Fly:  9 h
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: London

9
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.
Visiting High Point Cross Country Ski Center and Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at SoHo and DM Weil Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays), Paumanok Vineyards (in Aquebogue) and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, view the masterpieces at Golden Fish Gallery, look for gifts at Callie's Candy Kitchen, and head off the coast to Fire Island National Seashore.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planning site.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cutchogue, Bashakill Vineyards, High Point Cross Country Ski Center, DM Weil Gallery, Ponquogue Beach
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SoHo ©
SoHo
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Air Force Flight Test Museum and Tehachapi Museum. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Kill Bill Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard) and Tehachapi (Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum, Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Cat House, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and wander the streets of Los Feliz.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey builder tool.

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tehachapi, Santa Monica, Carpinteria, Shops at Montebello, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
Air Force Flight Test Museum ©
Air Force Flight Test Museum

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