20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Greenville
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

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.
When in Orlando, make a side trip to see The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Orlando online trip maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Orlando to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): experience rural life at Southern Hills Lavender, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Greenville road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Orlando to Greenville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Greenville is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Southern Hills Lavender
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Liberty Bridge ©
Liberty Bridge
Room Escape Games

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 21st (Sat), get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings, and then hike along Buzzard Rock Trail.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Greenville to Charlotte takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. September in Charlotte sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Buzzard Rock Trail
Highlights from your plan
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC visit planner .

You can fly from Charlotte to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and wander the streets of Society Hill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer
Highlights from your plan
Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip app .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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

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