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

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

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

Start: Brisbane
Fly + bus:  22​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 7 nights
fly:  9​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

7
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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island capture your imagination. Head to Fifth Avenue and The Strand Bookstorefor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, wander the streets of Times Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to New York City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Brisbane to New York City. Traveling from Brisbane in May, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at New York New York Casino, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online journey maker .

Traveling by car from New York City to Las Vegas takes 41 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Las Vegas at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Fun & Games Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then shop like a local with Hammer Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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