16 days in Dallas & East Coast of USA Itinerary

16 days in Dallas & East Coast of USA Itinerary

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16 days in Dallas & East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the galleries of Museum of Memories. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Center of Dallas, get your game on at Corky's Gaming Bistro, and then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Dallas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Dallas online attractions planner .

Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central Standard Time is minus 16 hours. In December, Dallas is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Dallas

Fun & Games Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Corky's Gaming Bistro, iFLY Dallas
Highlights from your plan
Corky's Gaming Bistro ©
Corky's Gaming Bistro
iFLY Dallas ©
iFLY Dallas
Museum of Memories ©
Museum of Memories

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, take a stroll through Times Square, and explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Dallas to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect New York City to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online attractions planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and experience the excitement of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando driving holiday planning site .

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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