18 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

18 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

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18 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Athens

8
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica). Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at The Japanese Garden, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip website .

Athens, Greece to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Athens to Los Angeles, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Athens in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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