18 days in Las Vegas, Houston & New York City Itinerary

18 days in Las Vegas, Houston & New York City Itinerary

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18 days in Las Vegas, Houston & New York City Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h
1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Houston
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planning 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. Traveling from Melbourne to Las Vegas, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

5
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Step out of Houston with an excursion to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park, take in nature's colorful creations at McGovern Centennial Gardens, examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and play a few rounds at Hermann Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Houston is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Houston, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City visit planning app .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in November, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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