15 days in Los Angeles & East Coast of USA Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles & East Coast of USA Itinerary

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15 days in Los Angeles & East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
2
Boston
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Long Island City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. In December, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at USS Constitution, then stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally make a trip to Boston Public Library.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in Boston to be little chillier, around 0°C, while days are colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Brookline Booksmith
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Long Island City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Long Island City

Long Island City ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Yankee Stadium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Long Island City trip builder tool .

Long Island City is just a short distance from New York City. December in Long Island City sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.
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Yankee Stadium ©
Yankee Stadium

3
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 DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC holiday planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Long Island City to Washington DC with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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