33 days in New Orleans Area, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

33 days in New Orleans Area, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

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33 days in New Orleans Area, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 17 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

12
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.
Family-friendly places like The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve will thrill your kids. Appreciate the collections at Escape My Room New Orleans and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Royal Street, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to New Orleans is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect New Orleans to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Laser Tag of Metairie
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Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Kayaking & Canoeing
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

2
nights
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 14th (Tue): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and then examine the collection at Shelby American Inc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route planning app .

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
The Strip ©
The Strip

17
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. Bring the kids along to Safari West and Exploratorium. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Sacramento (California State Railroad Museum, Crocker Art Museum, & more), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven (in Davis). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at VJB Cellars, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Muir Woods National Monument, Robert Mondavi Winery
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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