53 days in United States, United Kingdom & Rome Itinerary

53 days in United States, United Kingdom & Rome Itinerary

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53 days in United States, United Kingdom & Rome Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
2
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 21 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower, and explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip website .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. 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. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and explore and take pictures at The High Line.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to New York City takes 41 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City due to the time zone difference. In July, New York City is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

16
nights
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cardiff: Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury), Longleat (in Warminster) and Bath (Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths, & more). There's lots more to do: get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, make a trip to Bourton on the Water, and see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cardiff journey maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Cardiff takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from New York City to Cardiff, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Cardiff to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Bristol, Cirencester
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove ©
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove
Cotswold Way ©
Cotswold Way

21
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Bushmills (Causeway Coastal Route, Giant's Causeway, & more), Moravian Cemetery (in Gracehill) and Ballintoy (Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge & Ballintoy Harbour). On the 25th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Ulster Aviation Society, take a memorable drive along Coast Rd, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), and kick back and relax at Portrush East Strand.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Belfast day trip planner.

Fly from Cardiff to Belfast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Belfast sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Derry, Lisburn, Bushmills, Mull of Galloway, Newtownabbey
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Ulster Aviation Society ©
Ulster Aviation Society
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome travel route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Belfast to Rome in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Rome is somewhat warmer than Belfast - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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