31 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando Itinerary

31 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando Itinerary

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31 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
3
Orlando
— 11 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

11
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Ellis Island. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, get great views at Top of the Rock, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Step out of Washington DC to go to Lothian and see Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Washington DC sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

11
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.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (in Titusville) and Busch Gardens (in Tampa). Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Sun) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and cool off at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip planning app .

You can drive from Washington DC to Orlando in 14 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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