22 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

22 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

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22 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

Start: Quito
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 12 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Quito

12
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Visit Silver Strand Beach and Nicholas Canyon Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Oxnard (The Collection at Riverpark, Rancho Ventavo Cellars, & more), Ventura (San Buenaventura State Beach, Fox Fine Jewelry, & more) and Malibu (El Pescador State Beach & Westward Beach). Have a day of magic on the 13th (Sat) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary builder tool .

Quito, Ecuador to Los Angeles is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Quito to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Quito in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Oxnard, Malibu, Santa Monica, Ventura, Disney California Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

8
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 St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ponquogue Beach and Belmar Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley), Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue) and The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store (in Lavallette). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ocean Grove Beach, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, do a tasting at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, and go for a walk through Times Square.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect New York City to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Ponquogue Beach, Sea Girt Beach and Boardwalk, Ocean Grove Beach, Belmar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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