16 days in Sydney, Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
1
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

6
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Bring the kids along to Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

5
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Santa Monica Pier and Petersen Automotive Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip app .

Fly from Sydney to Los Angeles in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for little chillier nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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Washington DC, United States

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 explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Newseum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Washington DC takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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