21 days in New York City, Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

21 days in New York City, Washington DC & Los Angeles Itinerary

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New York City
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New York City

— 9 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, walk around Central Park, and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to New York City is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to New York City, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Washington DC

— 4 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning tool.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney District, &more), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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