16 days in Miami, New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

16 days in Miami, New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

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16 days in Miami, New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wakodahatchee Wetlands and Deering Estate. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Spiegel Grove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands (in Boynton Beach) and Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens (in Delray Beach). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Wynwood, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Patrick Catholic Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami itinerary planning tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Miami is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Miami, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Delray Beach, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Spiegel Grove, Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands
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Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands ©
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Wakodahatchee Wetlands ©
Wakodahatchee Wetlands

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Greenwich Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Benmarl Vineyards and Winery (in Marlboro), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Seaside Park Beach (in Seaside Park). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Washington Square Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Times Square.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Miami to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Miami in December, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Benmarl Vineyards and Winery, Dumbo, Seaside Park Beach, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

4
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 Hermann-Grima House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Biloxi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom). And it doesn't end there: partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Global Wildlife Center, Biloxi Beach, Whitney Plantation
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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