27 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & New York City Itinerary

27 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & New York City Itinerary

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27 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & New York City Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  41​h
3
New York City
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

10
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from the city and head to El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Ballona Wetlands. Shop till you drop at Hammer Museum and Olvera Street. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, and stroll around Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Clarita.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Angels Flight Railway ©
Angels Flight Railway

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

10
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hallett Nature Sanctuary and The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Tiles For America. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get little chillier in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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