30 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

30 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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New York City
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Los Angeles
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New York City

— 18 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and The Raptor Trust Center. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Philadelphia (Love Park, Reading Terminal Market, &more), New Canaan Nature Center (in New Canaan) and Mianus River Gorge Preserve (in Bedford). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Trieste, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 10 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For shopping fun, head to Two Rodeo Drive or Santa Monica Farmers Market. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Greystone Mansion and Park are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Big Santa Anita Canyon (in Monrovia), Beverly Hills (Mulholland Drive & Rodeo Drive) and Angeles National Forest (in Arcadia). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Monica Mountains, browse the different shops at Santa Monica Place, get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey maker website.

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips