16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Galveston
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Galveston

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galveston trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Galveston is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Galveston to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 12°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miami.

Things to do in Galveston

Shopping
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Murdochs ©
Murdochs

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Deco Historic District and Espanola Way. Visit South Beach and Haulover Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park), Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Freedom Tower and buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miami travel planner.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Galveston to Miami in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Galveston to Miami due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Galveston in December, expect Miami to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Haulover Beach Park, Hollywood Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tomb of the Unknowns and Georgetown University. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, 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 appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planner .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in December, things will get much colder in Washington DC: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
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 (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Boston journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: high temperatures in Boston hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nantasket Beach
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Nantasket Beach ©
Nantasket Beach
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Gateway National Recreation. There's much more to do: make a trip to Central Park, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in New York City are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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 ©

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