18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 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 Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip website .

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 April, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing (in Lawrenceville) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's still lots to do: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, admire the masterpieces at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Drive, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia sightseeing app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Philadelphia by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 21°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park

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.
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, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online tour builder .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in New York City are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, stop by Faulkner House Books, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route planning website .

You can fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 17°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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