17 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando Itinerary

17 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando Itinerary

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17 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

6
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to New York City. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Bronx Zoo
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 ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
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 National Gallery of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planning site .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
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

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.
Relax by the water at Andy Romano Beachfront Park and Ormond Beach. Visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom and Lake Eola Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens in Port Orange--about 1h 20 min away. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

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Getting from Washington DC to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Orlando at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

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