22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  26 h
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 45 min
4
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

6
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.
Let the collections at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and National Museum of the Marine Corps capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Venture out of the city with trips to James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station), Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Washington DC reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, St. Michaels, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Gettysburg National Military Park, The Walters Art Museum
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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 St. Paul's Chapel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Cloisters. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Times Square, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, stroll around Washington Square Park, and see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip maker site .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in New York City when traveling from Washington DC in January, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marginal Way Walkway and Old Port. Appreciate the collections at Portland Museum of Art and Portland Head Light. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Kennebunkport (Maine-ly Drizzle & Mast Cove Galleries) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Beach). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portland trip planning app .

You can fly from New York City to Portland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Portland at 0°C and lows at -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Kennebunkport, Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

5
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 cultural insight at LeMay - America's Car Museum and Museum of Pop Culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Museum of Flight and Museum of Glass. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, walk around Kerry Park, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Seattle road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Portland to Seattle in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Portland to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in January: highs in Seattle hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Tacoma, Fort Worden State Park
Highlights from your plan
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

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