18 days in New York City, Los Angeles & Honolulu Itinerary

18 days in New York City, Los Angeles & Honolulu Itinerary

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18 days in New York City, Los Angeles & Honolulu Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Honolulu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

7
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

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 train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

2
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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

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. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

6
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Let the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and Bishop Museum capture your imagination. National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Iolani Palace will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and admire the masterpieces at Honolulu Museum of Art.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip planning website .

Fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Oahu, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

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