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

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

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

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, identify plant and animal life at Spring Mountains National Recreational Area, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and have fun at Paris Las Vegas.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be slightly colder, around 4°C, while days are much colder, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains National Recreational Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

3
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Yaf Sparkle Fine Jewelryfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

5
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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay for some beach relaxation. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Two Rodeo Drivefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Third Street Promenade). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, walk around Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation builder website .

Getting from New York City to Los Angeles by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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