33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h
1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Phoenix
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Orlando
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Visiting Valley of Fire State Park and Little Finland will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Counts Kustoms. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees (in Meadview). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees, Valley of Fire State Park, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Little Finland
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get outdoors at Three Mile Wash and Superstition Mountains. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musical Instrument Museum and Old Town Scottsdale. Explore Phoenix's surroundings by going to St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery (in Florence), Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course (in Gold Canyon) and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Tonto National Monument, tee off at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at KOLI Equestrian Center, and do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix day trip planning site .

Fly from Las Vegas to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Phoenix is 1 hour. In December, Phoenix is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Roosevelt, St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, Superstition Mountains, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Tonto National Monument ©
Tonto National Monument
Three Mile Wash ©
Three Mile Wash

4
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Popular historic sites such as St. Mary's Church High Hill and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Washington-on-the-Brazos (in Washington), Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary (in High Island) and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Big Thicket National Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Brazos Bend State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Houston day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Houston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Houston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Thicket National Preserve, St. Mary's Church High Hill, Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Brazos Bend State Park
Highlights from your plan
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Big Thicket National Preserve ©
Big Thicket National Preserve
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Stetson Mansion and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach), Hidden Waters Preserve (in Eustis) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Crystal River). Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hightower Beach Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Orlando online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Orlando takes 5.5 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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Houston in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Satellite Beach, Crystal River, Stetson Mansion, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
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.
Garden District and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Global Wildlife Center and Old River Road Plantation Adventure. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, and admire the striking features of St. Joseph Church and Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Orlando in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Global Wildlife Center, Whitney Plantation, St. Joseph Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation