25 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

25 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

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25 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 12 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica). Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, get outside with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online route builder .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

12
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City route maker tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in New York City to be a bit cooler, around 2°C, while days are cooler, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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