23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
plane:  1​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 7 nights
plane:  5​h
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island make great kid-friendly stops. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, stop by The Strand Bookstore, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to New York City is minus 15 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and The Mall at Millenia. Do your shopping at Disney Springs and Orlando International Premium Outlets. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to DeLand to see Stetson Mansion about 1 hour away.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Orlando is warmer than New York City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
The Mall at Millenia ©
The Mall at Millenia

7
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Do your shopping at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. Get a sense of the local culture at Art Deco Historic District and The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise), Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park) and Our Lady of Guadalupe (in Doral). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Aventura Mall, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, take a stroll through Ocean Drive, and have fun and explore at Miami Children's Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Miami road trip planning site .

Drive from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in December since evenings lows in Miami dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, look for gifts at Barneys New York, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Miami to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to Las Vegas. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Miami in January: highs in Las Vegas hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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