30 days in Los Angeles, Salem & New York City Itinerary

30 days in Los Angeles, Salem & New York City Itinerary

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30 days in Los Angeles, Salem & New York City Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 45​min
2
Salem
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 11 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney


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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Do your shopping at Santa Monica Farmers Market and The Grove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Santa Monica (Magicopolis, Montana Avenue, & more) and Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market (in Anaheim). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online attractions planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salem.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, Anaheim Farmer's Market
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Farmers Market ©
Santa Monica Farmers Market
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

7
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Franklin Pierce Homestead and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic New England Beauport Sleeper--McCann House and The House of the Seven Gables. Change things up with these side-trips from Salem: Concord (North Bridge & Walden Pond State Reservation), Good Harbor Beach (in Gloucester) and Nantasket Beach (in Hull). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Crane Beach, examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, stroll through Long Sands Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Brewster Gardens.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salem road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Los Angeles to Salem takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In December, Salem is colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Concord, Gloucester, Plymouth, Franklin Pierce Homestead, St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Highlights from your plan
Nantasket Beach ©
Nantasket Beach
Orchard House ©
Orchard House
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum

11
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Strand Bookstore. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Algonquin Hotel, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and look for gifts at Tiffany & Co..

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City route maker site .

Traveling by car from Salem to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Salem in December, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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