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
— 9 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai

9
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 some historical perspective at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Head to Hammer Museum and Craft & Folk Art Museumfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center, The Disney Gallery, & more), Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Third Street Promenade, & more) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and take in breathtaking views at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip 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. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. 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 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Running Horse Ranch, Shambala Preserve
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

4
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.
Visit Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary and Georgetown University for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (in Poolesville), Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix) and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC visit site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
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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

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Head to Fifth Avenue and Seaport District NYCfor plenty of shopping. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Demarest Nature Center in Demarest--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Demarest Nature Center
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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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