23 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

23 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

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23 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 12 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique and Fox Fine Jewelry. Take a break from the city and head to Tehachapi Mountain Park and Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes), Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard) and Friends of the Camarillo Library Bookstore (in Camarillo). Have a day of magic on the 9th (Tue) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, take a memorable drive along Rincon Bike Trail, trek along Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tehachapi, Carpinteria, Ojai, Fox Fine Jewelry, Buy Hand
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to High Point Cross Country Ski Center and Fire Island National Seashore. Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Shawangunk Mountains (in Woodstock), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store (in Lavallette). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Trevor Zoo, explore the activities along The Pond, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and look for gifts at The Amazing Olive.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New York City is 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in New York City at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Patchogue, Shawangunk Mountains, Amazing Olive, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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