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
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 1st (Sat), appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip maker app .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Chicago is minus 16 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then don't miss a visit to Rittenhouse Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Philadelphia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Brandywine River Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Narwhal Yacht Charters and Gateway National Recreation. 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, stop by Kalustyan's, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, 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 ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the majestic nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, and then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of North End and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary maker tool .

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. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Walden Pond State Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You've now added Niagara Falls to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, then get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Forest Lawn and then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls visit planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Buffalo
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

2
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.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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