17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and then don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Chicago, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, then take an in-depth tour of Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, then admire the majestic nature at Point State Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip builder website .

You can fly from Chicago to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Point State Park ©
Point State Park

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Antietam National Battlefield and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

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Fly from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in November; daily highs in Washington DC reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence Hall. Step out of the city life by going to Schuylkill River Trail and Cynwyd Heritage Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Tyler State Park (in Newtown) and High Rocks Vista (in Pipersville). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Independence National Historical Park, stroll the grounds of Christ Church, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and don't miss a visit to Logan Circle.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

High Rocks Vista, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Tyler State Park, Cynwyd Heritage Trail
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and admire the natural beauty at Hallett Nature Sanctuary.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip app .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in New York City are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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