16 days in New York City, Washington DC & Memphis Itinerary

16 days in New York City, Washington DC & Memphis Itinerary

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16 days in New York City, Washington DC & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ponquogue Beach and Callie's Pretzel Factory. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alex Ferrone Gallery and Fifth Avenue. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach), Jones Farm (in Cornwall on Hudson) and The Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson). It doesn't end there: stop by Callie's Candy Kitchen and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mountainhome, Ponquogue Beach, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cupsogue Beach County Park, House Of Candles
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Alex Ferrone Gallery ©
Alex Ferrone Gallery
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Cupsogue Beach County Park ©
Cupsogue Beach County Park

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Skyline Drive and Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center. Get some cultural insight at Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Washington (Wine Loves Chocolate & R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery), The Lion Potter of Gettysburg (in Gettysburg) and Strasburg Emporium Antiques (in Strasburg). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at My Neighbor and Me, appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, and relax in the rural setting at Marker-Miller Orchards.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder site .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Berryville, Washington, Strasburg Emporium Antiques, Skyline Drive
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Strasburg Emporium Antiques ©
Strasburg Emporium Antiques

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Sun Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Square Books and Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Memphis Farmers Market, look for gifts at A. Schwab, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

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Fly from Washington DC to Memphis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Square Books
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Square Books ©
Square Books
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
A. Schwab ©
A. Schwab

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