33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + bus:  30​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Boston
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Salem
— 3 nights
+4
train + bus + Fly + bus + train:  5​h 45​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Detroit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Annapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  29​h
End: Perth


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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gateway National Recreation and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Bayard Cutting Arboretum and Teaneck Creek Conservancy. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Lackawaxen to see Zane Grey Museum about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, examine the collection at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary tool .

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Perth to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in October, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Zane Grey Museum, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Teaneck Creek Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
Bayard Cutting Arboretum ©
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Zane Grey Museum ©
Zane Grey Museum
Teaneck Creek Conservancy ©
Teaneck Creek Conservancy

4
nights
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.
The Elms and Plymouth Rock will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heritage Museums & Gardens and Marble House. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Norris Reservation (in Norwell), Beech Forest, Provincetown (in Provincetown) and Blue Hills Reservation (in Milton). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, ponder the world of politics at Old State House, and appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Boston is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Newport, Plymouth Rock, Beech Forest, Provincetown, Blue Hills Reservation, Heritage Museums & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Blue Hills Reservation ©
Blue Hills Reservation
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Marble House ©
Marble House

3
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Woodman Institute Museum, then snap pictures at Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods, and then visit a coastal fixture at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Historic New England Beauport Sleeper--McCann House, enjoy the sea views from Eastern Point Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Chandler Hovey Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The Custom House.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salem driving holiday planner.

Salem is just a short distance from Boston. In November, daily temperatures in Salem can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods, Woodman Institute Museum, Chandler Hovey Park
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse ©
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
Woodman Institute Museum ©
Woodman Institute Museum
Saugus Iron Works ©
Saugus Iron Works

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Roycroft Campus, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, and finally shop like a local with One Niagara Welcome Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Museum of Science, and then shop like a local with Elmwood Village.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Salem to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Buffalo, Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Roycroft Campus
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Pierce-Arrow Museum ©
Pierce-Arrow Museum
Roycroft Campus ©
Roycroft Campus

2
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Franklin Cider Mill, admire the natural beauty at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and then admire the masterpieces at University of Michigan Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, steep yourself in history at Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and then take an in-depth tour of Detroit Historical Museum.

Before you visit Detroit, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. November in Detroit sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ann Arbor, Franklin Cider Mill, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Highlights from your plan
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House ©
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Detroit Historical Museum ©
Detroit Historical Museum

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and then admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Detroit to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gaylord Building Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Gaylord Building Historic Site ©
Gaylord Building Historic Site

1
night
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 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Heinz Memorial Chapel and then examine the collection at The Nationality Rooms.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Pittsburgh trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms
Heinz Memorial Chapel ©
Heinz Memorial Chapel

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Antietam National Battlefield and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eisenhower National Historic Site and Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Appalachian National Scenic Trail (in Harpers Ferry), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Elkwallow Picnic Area (in Shenandoah National Park).

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You can fly from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Pittsburgh, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Antietam National Battlefield, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Elkwallow Picnic Area, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

3
nights
Annapolis

Annapolis ©
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adkins Arboretum and 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sotterley Plantation and St. Anne's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Annapolis side-trips: Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (in Lexington Park), Phillips Wharf Environmental Center (in Tilghman) and Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center (in Solomons).

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Annapolis online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Annapolis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Annapolis

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Annmarie Garden, Adkins Arboretum, Sotterley Historic Plantation, Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Adkins Arboretum ©
Adkins Arboretum
Sotterley Historic Plantation ©
Sotterley Historic Plantation
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum ©
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ephrata Cloister and Hagley Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and Choo Choo Barn. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Hope Estate & Winery (in Manheim), SteelStacks (in Bethlehem) and The Amish Village (in Strasburg). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and pause for some photo ops at Lucy the Elephant.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Annapolis to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Strasburg, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Hagley Museum and Library, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Lucy the Elephant
Highlights from your plan
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Lucy the Elephant ©
Lucy the Elephant
Choo Choo Barn ©
Choo Choo Barn

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