22 days in New Orleans, New York City & Orlando Itinerary

22 days in New Orleans, New York City & Orlando Itinerary

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22 days in New Orleans, New York City & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
2
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Let the collections at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World capture your imagination. Visit Royal Street and St. Louis Cathedral for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: trek along Crosby Arboretum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, hunt for treasures at Anatolian Silver, and stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Crosby Arboretum, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Sotheby's. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge (in Wallkill), Sam's Point Preserve (in Cragsmoor) and Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary (in New Paltz). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and steep yourself in history at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sam's Point Preserve, Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Lake Istokpoga. Shop till you drop at Orlando International Premium Outlets and The Fresh Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Crystal River), Alpaca Magic USA (in Homosassa) and Ponce Inlet (Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum & Ponce Preserve). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach at Daytona Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Oakland Nature Preserve, don't miss a visit to Tree of Life, and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from New York City in November: highs in Orlando hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Crystal River, Ponce Inlet, Beach at Daytona Beach, Alpaca Magic USA, Oakland Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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