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

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

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

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai

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've now added Walt Disney Concert Hall to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Hammer Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Annenberg Space for Photography. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & The Disney Gallery) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Montana Avenue). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online vacation planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Los Angeles is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

6
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Antietam National Battlefield and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Escape the urban bustle at Tidal Basin and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington) and Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Washington DC takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC is 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield, Loch Raven Reservoir, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Narwhal Yacht Charters and The Pond. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Tiles For America. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and go for a walk through Central Park.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Tours
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

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