28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Newport
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 1 night
ferry + train:  5​h 30​min
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Key West
— 6 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne

6
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.
Get outdoors at Tidal Basin and Antietam National Battlefield. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at National Zoological Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Washington DC, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield, Takoma Park Farmers Market
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

3
days
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Relax by the water at Salty Brine State Beach and Scarborough State Beaches (North and South). Popular historic sites such as Cliff Walk and Ocean Drive Historic District are in your itinerary. Step out of Newport to go to Misquamicut and see Misquamicut State Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, admire the striking features of The Elms, and sample the tasty concoctions at Newport Storm Brewery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Newport holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Newport in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in April; daily highs in Newport reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Narragansett, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Misquamicut State Beach
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Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Misquamicut State Beach ©
Misquamicut State Beach
Salty Brine State Beach ©
Salty Brine State Beach

1
day
New Shoreham, Block Island

New Shoreham ©
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach / Fred Benson Town Beach, then enjoy the sea views from South East Lighthouse, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mohegan Bluffs.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the New Shoreham sightseeing tool .

Traveling by ferry from Newport to New Shoreham takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in New Shoreham are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Shoreham

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Mohegan Bluffs ©
Mohegan Bluffs
Fred Benson Town Beach ©
Fred Benson Town Beach
Rodman's Hollow ©
Rodman's Hollow

7
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 inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gateway National Recreation and Jones Beach State Park. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Times Square, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, get a tailor-made plan with Narwhal Yacht Charters, and don't miss a visit to Central Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City online trip maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and train from New Shoreham to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, New York City is somewhat warmer than New Shoreham - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Jones Beach State Park, Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
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Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

6
days
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Step out of the city life by going to Fort Zachary Taylor and National Key Deer Refuge. Get some historical perspective at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens and Truman Little White House. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Key West driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Key West are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

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