19 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

19 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

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19 days in Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Auckland

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.
Head to LA Farmers' Market and Citadel Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), San Clemente State Beach (in San Clemente) and Laguna Beach (1,000 Steps Beach, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, & more). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online tour builder .

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Huntington Dog Beach
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Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
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Crystal Cove
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Seal Beach

4
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to SoHo or Chelsea Market. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley) and Lucas candies (in Haverstraw). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Met Cloisters, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore and take pictures at Madison Square Garden.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online road trip planner .

You can fly 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. June in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Dumbo, Lucas candies, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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Photography Tours
Dumbo ©
Dumbo
SoHo ©
SoHo

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