15 days in Los Angeles, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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15 days in Los Angeles, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  26​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenuefor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Third Street Promenade). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Otis College of Art and Design Gallery, shop like a local with Annenberg Space for Photography, and explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Los Angeles is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13 hours. In January, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University will appeal to history buffs. National Air and Space Museum and Madame Tussauds DC will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery), Bloomery Plantation Distillery (in Charles Town) and Diehl's Produce Market (in Severna Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, make a trip to The Point, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip website .

Fly from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Washington DC at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Baltimore, The Point, Diehl's Produce Market
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Demarest Nature Center (in Demarest). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, meet the residents at Central Park Zoo, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in January since evenings lows in New York City dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Demarest Nature Center, Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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