60 days in Los Angeles, New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

60 days in Los Angeles, New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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New York City
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Los Angeles

— 21 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Getty Center and Palm Springs Air Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Malibu (Topanga Beach, The Getty Villa, &more), Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Palm Springs (Village Green Heritage Center, Indian Canyons, &more). There's lots more to do: get lost in a book at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, get your bearings at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning app.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in October, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

New York City

— 21 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 St. Patrick's Cathedral and Frick Collection. We've included these beaches for you: Jones Beach State Park and Lido Beach. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Philadelphia (Rodin Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, &more), Power Line Trail (in Horsham) and Railroad Park (in Yorktown Heights). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, go for a walk through Central Park, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 16 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Louis Cathedral and Whitney Plantation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and Houmas House and Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Fort Jackson (in Buras), Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and Slidell (Olde Towne Slidell Main Street & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, contemplate the long history of The Myrtles Plantation, get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans visit site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips