41 days in Los Angeles, Hollywood & New York City Itinerary

41 days in Los Angeles, Hollywood & New York City Itinerary

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41 days in Los Angeles, Hollywood & New York City Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 16 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Hollywood
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 11 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

16
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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Manhattan Beach. Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Topanga State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Zuma Beach (in Malibu), Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Bergamot Station, & more). Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Thu) at Disneyland Park. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, stop by Amoeba Music, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxnard Beach Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Hollywood.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Newport Beach, Huntington Dog Beach, Manhattan Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

10
nights
Hollywood

Hollywood ©
The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
Head to Aventura Mall and Sawgrass Millsfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Valley and Gumbo Limbo Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Hollywood side-trips: Crandon Park Beach (in Key Biscayne), Everglades National Park (Slough Slog, Anhinga Trail, & more) and Miami Beach (South Beach & Lincoln Road). Fill the 16th (Thu) with the natural beauty at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Everglades National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park, stop by Kendall Village Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Peanut Island Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Village of Merrick Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hollywood driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Hollywood in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Hollywood at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Hollywood

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Haulover Beach Park
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Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

11
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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. Visiting Fire Island National Seashore and Narwhal Yacht Charters will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Central Park, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hollywood to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Hollywood in January; daily highs in New York City reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Fire Island National Seashore
Find places to stay Jan 22 — Feb 3:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Narwhal Yacht Charters ©
Narwhal Yacht Charters

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