17 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

17 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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17 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

7
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.
You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Yunhong Chopsticks. Step out of New York City to go to Oceanville and see Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Times Square, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary tool .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in May, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

9
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For shopping fun, head to Hammer Museum or Annenberg Community Beach House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, get a new perspective on nature at Rancho La Brea, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sherwood Country Club, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Oak Canyon Nature Center
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita

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