18 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

18 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  13 h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
2
New York City
— 10 nights
Fly:  9 h
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h
End: Brisbane

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood as well as Disneyland Park. Get some cultural insight at Santa Monica Pier and Montana Avenue. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, get to know the fascinating history of Tiles For America, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of flight, train, and subway from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
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You can do a combination of subway, train, and flight from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Tours
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