15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, stop by Bergamot Station, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally stop by Amoeba Music.

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Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and The Grand Canal Shoppes. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route planning website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 9th (Wed), wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 0°C and lows are around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue and then make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in January, you will find days in New York City are a bit warmer (5°C), and nights are about the same (-5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Street and Frenchmen Street. Jackson Square and The National WWII Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, steep yourself in history at Beauregard-Keyes House, stop by Meyer the Hatter, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from New York City to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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