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24 days in United States Itinerary
Orlando— 5 nights
New York City— 6 nights
bus + Fly: 6h
New Orleans— 4 nights
Fly: 3h 45min
Austin— 6 nights
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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.Appreciate the collections at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Galleria di Vetro. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Discovery Cove will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach), The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio (in Oviedo) and Florida Artists Gallery (in Floral City). There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at Timothy's Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Seminole County History, and make an unforgettable trip to World of Disney.
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orlando attractions planner.
Melbourne, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.
Things to do in Orlando
Timothy's Gallery, Galleria di Vetro, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours
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.Take a break from the city and head to Sam's Point Preserve and Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Black Creek Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park), Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary (in New Paltz) and Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve (in Milford). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, go for a walk through Central Park, grab your bike and head to Derby Greenway, and identify plant and animal life at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center.
To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel planning app .
Getting from Orlando to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.
Things to do in New York City
Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary, Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve, Sam's Point Preserve, 8th Ave Jetty, Black Creek Preserve
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 Royal Street and French Quarter. Get outdoors at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Whitney Plantation in Wallace--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and wander the streets of Frenchmen Street.
For photos and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip maker app .
Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Austin.
Things to do in New Orleans
Whitney Plantation, Destrehan Plantation
Live Music Capital of the World
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Texas State Capitol and Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. Take a break from the city and head to Old Tunnel State Park and Longhorn Cavern State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Fredericksburg (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Pioneer Museum Complex, & more), Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs) and Stonewall (Becker Vineyards (Winery) & Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store, and sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery.
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Austin day trip planning website .
Getting from New Orleans to Austin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect nights in Austin to be slightly colder, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Austin
Fredericksburg, Stonewall, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Luckenbach Texas General Store, Longhorn Cavern State Park
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