26 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

26 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

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26 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 12 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) 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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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

12
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.
Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand central terminal, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Bronx Zoo
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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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