21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Train:  29​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Atlantic City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 16th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Old Fort Niagara. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online itinerary planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Niagara Falls is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 14 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in September, you will find days in Niagara Falls are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Buffalo, Walden Galleria Mall, Old Fort Niagara
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, then admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

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 train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in September, with highs in Washington DC at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

few
hours
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia travel app .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

1
night
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a stroll through Ocean City Beach, then don't miss a visit to Lucy the Elephant, and then wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Atlantic City trip planning site .

Drive from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Atlantic City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucy the Elephant, Ocean City Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Lucy the Elephant ©
Lucy the Elephant
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk

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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Head to Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYCfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Atlantic City to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Atlantic City in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
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 29th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, stroll through Charles River Esplanade, and then make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Charles River Esplanade ©
Charles River Esplanade
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to San Francisco. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 2nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park visit planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 21°C, while nights are colder with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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