21 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

21 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

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21 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Montevideo

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.
Visiting Zuma Beach and Topanga State Park will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Four Brix Winery and Tasting Room and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: El Matador State Beach (in Malibu), Ventura Pier and Promenade (in Ventura) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: stroll through Newport Beach, examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online itinerary creator.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Uruguay Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In December, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Montevideo - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Ventura, San Clemente State Beach, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Camarillo Premium Outlets
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Hamilton Grange National Memorial for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue), Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Hampton Bays (Spas & Wellness & Ponquogue Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at High Point State Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, stop by House of Candles, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by combination of train and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect New York City to be cooler, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

High Point State Park, House Of Candles, Bushkill Falls, Fire Island National Seashore, Soons Orchards & Farm Market
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Getty Center The Publications. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore Los Angeles further: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Beach, browse the different shops at The Grove, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel itinerary creator.

Getting from New York City to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In January, Los Angeles is warmer than New York City - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Crystal Cove
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center