20 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

20 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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20 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 9 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
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 landmark architecture of Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Plan trip to New York City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands 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, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to New York City. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, New York City is slightly colder at night with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Japanese Garden.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

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 changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 25°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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