18 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

18 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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18 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and DM Weil Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Ponquogue Beach and Fire Island National Seashore. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Golden Fish Gallery (in Milford), Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park) and Paumanok Vineyards (in Aquebogue). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, look for gifts at Callie's Candy Kitchen, delve into the lush surroundings at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, and learn about winemaking at Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room.

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

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cutchogue, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, DM Weil Gallery, Bashakill Vineyards, High Point Cross Country Ski Center
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Oxnard Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Air Force Flight Test Museum (in Edwards) and The Kill Bill Church (in Lancaster). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, delve into the lush surroundings at Tehachapi Mountain Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are much hotter (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (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, Carpinteria, Santa Monica, Oxnard Beach Park, The Cat House
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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