21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

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
bus:  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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pike Place Market and Elliott Bay Book Company. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pioneer Square and Tahoma National Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (in Tacoma), Hindu Temple & Cultural Center (in Bothell) and Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Worden State Park, explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and stroll through Kerry Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle online route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Seattle reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center, Tahoma National Cemetery, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Fort Worden State Park, W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
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Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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): wander the streets of The Strip District, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere 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.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh day trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Pittsburgh in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Pittsburgh. Traveling from Seattle in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pittsburgh, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms
The Strip District ©
The Strip District

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.
Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Change things up with a short trip to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Pittsburgh to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Pittsburgh in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Independence Hall and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Ephrata Cloister (in Ephrata), Peddler's Village (in Lahaska) and King of Prussia Mall (in King of Prussia). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, and look for gifts at The Old Country Store.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia tour builder website .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at California State Railroad Museum and California Academy of Sciences. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello di Amorosa and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Old Sacramento (in Sacramento) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sonoma). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, get curious at Exploratorium, and explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker website .

You can fly from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 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. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 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, Wine Tours & Tastings, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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