21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and Tahoma National Cemetery. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Museum of Flight and Christ Our Hope Catholic Church. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville), Hindu Temple & Cultural Center (in Bothell) and W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (in Tacoma). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Worden State Park, and stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Seattle to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 6°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Tahoma National Cemetery, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Hindu Temple & Cultural Center, W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, Fort Worden State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take a stroll through Strip District, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and then stroll through Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Heinz Memorial Chapel, then see the interesting displays at The Nationality Rooms, and then explore the world behind art at Carnegie Museum of Art.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pittsburgh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Pittsburgh takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Pittsburgh. Traveling from Seattle in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Pittsburgh, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

3
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.
9/11 Memorial and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park) and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of Times Square, stop by Greenwich Village, and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pittsburgh in November since evenings lows in New York City dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site ©
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barnes Foundation and Eastern State Penitentiary. Visit Independence Hall and Ephrata Cloister for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: The Old Country Store (in Intercourse), Bird in Hand Farmers Market (in Bird in Hand) and Peddler's Village (in Lahaska). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, buy something for everyone on your list at King of Prussia Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

King of Prussia Mall, The Old Country Store, Ephrata Cloister, Bird in Hand Farmers Market, Peddler's Village
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa. You'll explore and learn at California State Railroad Museum and Musee Mecanique. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Old Sacramento Waterfront (in Sacramento) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sonoma). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at Exploratorium, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Tours

Side Trips

Sacramento, Castello di Amorosa, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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