17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Goat Rock Beach and China Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Goat Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore hidden gems such as Cannon Beach and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Step out of the city life by going to Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (The Wine Shack, Cannon Beach Bookstore, & more) and Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books and admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Chukar Cherries, get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square, and then get behind the scenes at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seattle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Seattle to Washington DC in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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