30 days in Los Angeles County & New York City Itinerary

30 days in Los Angeles County & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Ventura
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Ventura
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 15 nights
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Ventura

— 4 nights
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Mission Santa Barbara and Olivas Adobe. Your inner history buff will appreciate State Street Underpass and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Ventura side-trips: Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu), Big Sycamore Canyon Hike (in Newbury Park) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, stroll through Cabrillo Bike Path, and look for gifts at Fox Fine Jewelry.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ventura road trip site.

London, UK to Ventura is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Ventura hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Ventura

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 10 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from the city and head to Topanga State Park and Runyon Canyon Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Newport Beach (Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve & Civic Center Park) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Coldwater Canyon Park, examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the majestic nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ventura to Los Angeles in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Ventura in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 15 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visiting Schuylkill River Trail and Kelly Drive will get you outdoors. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for their historical value. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway (in Manasquan), Philadelphia (Independence Hall, Elfreth's Alley, &more) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City journey planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips