12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  25​h
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Boston
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
Sydney

5
days
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYCfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, stroll through The High Line, and explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

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Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City. In September, New York City is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Museums
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Shopping Girlfriend NYC
Shopping Girlfriend NYC
Tiffany & Co. ©
Tiffany & Co.

2
days
Boston

Boston
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Louisburg Square, then stop by Brookline Booksmith, and finally look for gifts at Harvard Book Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): see where the action happens at TD Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Prudential Center, then stop by Newbury Comics, and finally take a stroll through Newbury Street.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Boston hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harvard Book Store, Brookline Booksmith
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Brookline Booksmith
Brookline Booksmith
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Harvard Book Store
Harvard Book Store

2
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at The White House.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Boston in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The White House ©
The White House

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