17 days in United Kingdom, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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17 days in United Kingdom, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
1
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
3
Lancaster, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Nottingham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  31​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial and then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
White House ©
White House

4
nights
New York City, United States

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.
Stomp has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Nightlife
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Lancaster, United Kingdom

Lancaster ©
Lancaster is a city and the county town of Lancashire, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lancaster: South Lakes Safari Zoo (in Dalton-in-Furness), Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow) and Tarn Hows (in Coniston). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey, browse the exhibits of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lancaster trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New York City to Lancaster. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Lancaster due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get little chillier in Lancaster: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fountains Abbey, Tarn Hows, Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, South Lakes Safari Zoo, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
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South Lakes Safari Zoo ©
South Lakes Safari Zoo
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

1
night
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral, admire all the interesting features of Anfield Stadium, and then engage your brain at Museum of Science & Industry.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manchester trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Lancaster to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 15th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Manchester

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Liverpool
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Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Anfield Stadium ©
Anfield Stadium

3
nights
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nottingham: Alton Towers (in Alton), Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields (in Bawtry) and Warwick (Warwick Castle & Guy's Cliffe House). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre, make a trip to The Moreton Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nottingham online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Manchester to Nottingham in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nottingham can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nottingham

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Warwick, Moreton-in-Marsh, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields, Alton Towers
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Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre
The Moreton Gallery ©
The Moreton Gallery

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