Route & dates
New Orleans— 5 nights
New York City— 7 nights
Orlando— 5 nights
Tue, Oct 22 - Tue, Nov 12
The Big Easy
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Louis Cathedral and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, look for gifts at Garden District Book Shop, hunt for treasures at Anatolian Silver, and shop like a local with Royal Street.
For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planner.
Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Melbourne in October, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.
Things to do in New Orleans
Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation, Crosby Arboretum
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.Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge (in Wallkill), Sam's Point Preserve (in Cragsmoor) and Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary (in New Paltz). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.
To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning tool.
Traveling by flight from New Orleans to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in New York City, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.
Things to do in New York City
Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, Sam's Point Preserve, Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
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Theme Park Capital of the World
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.Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Orlando International Premium Outlets and The Fresh Market. Explore hidden gems such as Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Crystal River (Scuba & Snorkeling & Stand-Up Paddleboarding), Alpaca Magic USA (in Homosassa) and Ponce Preserve (in Ponce Inlet). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Beach at Daytona Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at KICCO Wildlife Management Area, explore the activities along Lake Istokpoga, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.
To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip maker.
You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in November: highs in Orlando hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Orlando
Crystal River, Ponce Inlet, Beach at Daytona Beach, Alpaca Magic USA, Oakland Nature Preserve
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