17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly + bus:  26​h
Boston
— 3 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h
New York City
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
Melbourne

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 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at King's Chapel. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Orchard House, then stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to Boston is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Boston hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Orchard House, Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Orchard House ©
Orchard House
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, browse the different shops at One Niagara "The Gateway to the Falls", and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Elfreth's Alley and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Powel House, engage your brain at The Franklin Institute, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Washington National Cathedral and National Air and Space Museum. Popular historic sites such as Tomb of the Unknowns and National Mall are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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