35 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

35 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

— 12 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 Santa Monica Mountains and Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Bridge To Nowhere (in Azusa), Sycamore Canyon Falls (in Newbury Park) and Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, stroll through Santa Monica Bay, take a peaceful walk through Angeles National Forest, and hike along Temescal Gateway Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online vacation planner.

Canberra, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Canberra in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 20 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Get some historical perspective at Valley Forge National Historical Park and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Mountainside (Watchung Reservation & Trailside Nature & Science Center), Ramapo Mountain State Forest (in Oakland) and Cynwyd Heritage Trail (in Bala Cynwyd). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and hike along Schuylkill River Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 7.5 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips