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

Start: Samara
Bus + Fly:  21​h
1
New York City
— 6 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
4
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Fly + Bus:  24​h
End: Samara

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Union Square, Statue of Liberty National Monument, Grace Church, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Great Neck Steppingstone Park in Great Neck, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Times Square, don't miss a visit to Wall Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, and admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online route planner .

Samara, Russia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Samara Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Samara in February, expect nights in New York City to be a bit warmer, around -1°C, while days are warmer, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

1
day
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Washington DC travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tenement Museum ©
Tenement Museum
Seaport District NYC ©
Seaport District NYC

11
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes NoHo Arts District, Microsoft Theater, Universal Studios Hollywood, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour builder .

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 February, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 25°C and 12°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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