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: Chicago
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 29 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 29 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

29
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.
Head to Bergamot Station and Melrose Trading Postfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Venice Canals Walkway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Costa Mesa (South Coast Plaza & Metro Pointe at South Coast), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, World of Disney, & more) and Santa Monica (Magicopolis, Ocean Avenue, & more). Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, contemplate the long history of Avila Adobe, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation website .

Chicago to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in February; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 71°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Costa Mesa, Camarillo, Pasadena
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Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

29
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and The Strand Bookstorefor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Go for a jaunt from New York City to New Paltz to see DM Weil Gallery about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City route planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for much colder days in New York City, with highs around 49°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

DM Weil Gallery
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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