60 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

60 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

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60 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 29 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 27 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

29
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.
Take a break from the city and head to El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rancho La Brea and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Big Thunder Ranch, & more), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & South Bay Bicycle Trail). On the 9th (Sun), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Zuma and Trancas Canyons. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, steep yourself in history at Will Rogers State Historic Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hollyridge Trail, and hike along Nike Missile Control Site.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday site .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

27
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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Schunnemunk State Park (in New Windsor), Magazzino Italian Art (in Cold Spring) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, walk around Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valley Cottage, Anthony's Nose, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Sourland Mountain Preserve, Shawangunk Mountains
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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