22 days in New Orleans, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

22 days in New Orleans, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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22 days in New Orleans, New York City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
2
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Audubon Zoo and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery in Covington--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, stroll through New Orleans City Park, and meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans driving holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to New Orleans. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery
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Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo. Visiting Gateway National Recreation and Bayard Cutting Arboretum will get you outdoors. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in New York City, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Gateway National Recreation, Eagle Rock Reservation
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica Mountains and Topanga State Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and Disneyland Park. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Hermosa Beach and see Hermosa Beach Pier, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabrillo Beach, grab your bike and head to 26-Mile Bike Path, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation builder site .

Fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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