17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC journey planner .

Sydney, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Sydney to Washington DC, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Washington DC is colder than Sydney - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Wissahickon Valley Park, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, take a stroll through Society Hill, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
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.
Boston is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, stop by Brookline Booksmith, get advice or help at Boston Public Library, and stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Discover how to plan a Boston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January in Boston, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Brookline Booksmith, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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