15 days in Las Vegas, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

15 days in Las Vegas, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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15 days in Las Vegas, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and DISCOVERY Children's Museum. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas. In May, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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