23 days in Los Angeles, New York State & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

23 days in Los Angeles, New York State & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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23 days in Los Angeles, New York State & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 7 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  32​h
End: Munich

7
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

Plan my day in Los Angeles using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Munich, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Munich - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Explore Buffalo's surroundings by going to Niagara Falls (Niagara Gorge Trail, Bridal Veil Falls, & more) and Niagara Jet Adventures (in Youngstown). The adventure continues: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, and admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Buffalo trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Buffalo by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Buffalo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days in Buffalo, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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 Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Buffalo to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Buffalo in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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