19 days in Melbourne, United States & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Melbourne, United States & Sydney Itinerary

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Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  4 h
1
Melbourne, Australia
— Few hours
Fly:  16 h 30 min
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
4
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
5
Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Los Angeles, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  17 h 45 min
7
Sydney, Australia
— 1 day
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Perth, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning site.

Perth to Melbourne is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Hollywood Sign, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Los Angeles by flight takes about 18 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
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Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Hollywood Sign ©
Hollywood Sign
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip tool.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

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New York City, United States

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.
You've now added Fifth Avenue to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City vacation tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Boulder City
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
On the 10th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sydney takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 18 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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