45 days in Los Angeles, Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

45 days in Los Angeles, Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Claremont Heritage The Garner House (in Claremont), Mountain High Resort (in Wrightwood) and Theodore Payne Foundation (in San Fernando). And it doesn't end there: see where the action happens at Staples Center, get curious at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions app.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Staples Center ©
Staples Center
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Barnes Foundation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Wildwood (Wildwood Beach, Mariner's Arcade, &more), Dover (Delaware Governor's Mansion (Woodburn), Old State House, &more) and Blue Earl Brewing Company (in Smyrna). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Philadelphia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Philadelphia: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to New York City.

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Chanticleer
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Barnes Foundation

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New York City

New York City ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and New York Public Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: The Whaling Museum & Education Center (in Cold Spring Harbor), Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park) and Poughkeepsie (Calvary Chapel of the Hudson Valley & Sprout Creek Farm). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in New York City are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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Central Park ©
Central Park
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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