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31 days in United States Itinerary
Fly: 17h 30min
Los Angeles— 6 nights
Las Vegas— 8 nights
Fly: 9h 15min
Orlando— 6 nights
Fly: 5h 45min
New York City— 6 nights
bus + Fly: 26h
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City of Angels
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.Get outdoors at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. For shopping fun, head to Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique or The Collection at Riverpark. Venture out of the city with trips to Carpinteria (Rincon Bike Trail & Carpinteria State Beach), Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes) and Outlets at Tejon (in Arvin). Have a day of magic on the 4th (Fri) at Disneyland Park. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Oxnard Beach Park, examine the collection at The Getty Center, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner .
Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Carpinteria, Oxnard, Running Horse Ranch, Disneyland Park, Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Gold Butte National Monument. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees. Venture out of the city with trips to Little Finland (in Mesquite) and Teutonia Peak (in Cima). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Hoover Dam Bypass, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, have some family-friendly fun at AxeHole, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.
To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planning site .
Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.
Things to do in Las Vegas
Mesquite, Valley of Fire State Park, Teutonia Peak, Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees
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.Stetson Mansion and Franklin Anderson Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Beach at Daytona Beach. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Alpaca Magic USA (in Homosassa), Satellite Beach (Hightower Beach Park & Hangar's Beach) and Cocoa Beach (in Cocoa Beach). There's much more to do: revel in the low prices at Orlando International Premium Outlets, buy something for everyone on your list at Disney Springs, stop by World of Disney, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.
For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip tool .
Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and train from Las Vegas to Orlando takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Orlando reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.
Things to do in Orlando
Crystal River, Satellite Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach, Bicentennial Beach Park, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
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 cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Head to Golden Fish Gallery and Alex Ferrone Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room (in Cutchogue), Laurel Lake Vineyard (in Laurel) and High Point Cross Country Ski Center (in Sussex). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and take a stroll through Times Square.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online travel planner .
You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in January; daily highs in New York City reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in New York City
Cutchogue, National Purple Heart Hall Of Honor, Laurel Lake Vineyard, Hudson Beach Glass, High Point Cross Country Ski Center
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