10 days in New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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New York City
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New York City — 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Attractions like Central Park and 9/11 Memorial make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, take a stroll through Times Square, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

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Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Haunted Mansion, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Bhagavad-gita Diorama-Museum, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

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Fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are warmer (69°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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