22 days in Melbourne, Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

22 days in Melbourne, Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

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22 days in Melbourne, Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

7
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cowes, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Panorama Garden Estate
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

6
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, engage your brain at California Science Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online route planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Los Angeles by flight takes about 17.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

6
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Ellis Island. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Empire State Building, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City visit planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New York City is 3 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for much colder days in New York City, with highs around 10°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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