23 days in Los Angeles, Kentucky & New York City Itinerary

23 days in Los Angeles, Kentucky & New York City Itinerary

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23 days in Los Angeles, Kentucky & New York City Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Shepherdsville
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
4
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Bring the kids along to Oak Canyon Nature Center and Disneyland Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Third Street Promenade). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, admire all the interesting features of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and kick back and relax at Royal Palms State Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Los Angeles is minus 11 hours. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
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Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Escape the urban bustle at Mammoth Cave National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tall Man's Misery and Fat Man's Misery. Step out of Mammoth Cave National Park to go to Cub Run and see Cub Run Cave, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: hike along Cedar Sink Trail and explore the activities along Green River.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Mammoth Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Mammoth Cave National Park, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Shepherdsville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cub Run Cave
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

2
nights
Shepherdsville

Shepherdsville ©
Shepherdsville is a home rule-class city on the Salt River in Bullitt County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the 1st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jefferson Memorial Forest, and then learn about winemaking at Wight - Meyer Vineyard & Winery. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, sample the fine beverages at Lux Row Distillers, and then do a tasting at Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shepherdsville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Shepherdsville takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Shepherdsville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Shepherdsville can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Shepherdsville

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery, Lux Row Distillers, Jefferson Memorial Forest
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Jefferson Memorial Forest ©
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Lux Row Distillers ©
Lux Row Distillers
Saunders Springs Nature Preserve ©
Saunders Springs 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. You'll explore and learn at American Museum of Natural History and 9/11 Memorial. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Central Park Zoo, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and look for gifts at Tiffany & Co..

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City journey builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shepherdsville to New York City. In January, daytime highs in New York City are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
Central Park ©
Central Park

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