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: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 28 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 28 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

28
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, The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, & more), Brea Museum & Heritage Center (in Brea) and Art Beat on Main Street (in Vista). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Laguna Beach, Encinitas
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 29:
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

28
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 find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Philadelphia (Congregation Mikveh Israel, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, & more), Science Barge (in Yonkers) and Westchester Italian Cultural Center (in Tuckahoe). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: 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. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in New York City to be a bit cooler, around 2°C, while days are colder, around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Calverton, Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 27:
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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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