18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + bus:  22​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  4​h
3
Roanoke
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Brisbane


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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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Escape the urban bustle at Bushkill Falls and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City route planner.

Brisbane, Australia to New York City is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Brisbane to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Bushkill Falls
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of African American History and Culture and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, admire the masterpieces at The Phillips Collection, wander the streets of Capitol Hill, and get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour planning tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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2
nights
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, identify plant and animal life at Bottom Creek Gorge, and then steep yourself in history at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Science Museum of Western Virginia & Hopkins Planetarium, then view the masterpieces at The Little Gallery, then look for gifts at Chocolatepaper, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Roanoke holiday app .

Traveling by combination of subway, bus, and flight from Washington DC to Roanoke takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Washington DC in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Roanoke, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Roanoke

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Virginia Museum of Transportation ©
Virginia Museum of Transportation
St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church ©
The Little Gallery ©
The Little Gallery

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Museum-lovers will get to explore LBJ Presidential Library and Pioneer Museum Complex. Step out of Austin to go to Fredericksburg and see Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, brush up on your military savvy at Texas Military Forces Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Austin travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Roanoke to Austin takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Roanoke to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Roanoke in November; daily highs in Austin reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
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LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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