23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  10​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
5
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Cable Car Museum and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

4
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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've added Washington Monument, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Library of Congress, and other attractions to your itinerary. Arlington National Cemetery and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and National Air and Space Museum. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums
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Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

5
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Times Square, Bargemusic, Empire State Building, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to New York Public Library and Tenement Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and contemplate the long history of Federal Hall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Fine Arts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. You'll explore and learn at The House of the Seven Gables and USS Constitution Museum. When in Boston, make a side trip to see Salem Witch Trials Memorial in Salem, approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Waterfront, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, get engrossed in the history at New England Holocaust Memorial, and buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boston planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Boston to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Salem
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Whirlpool State Park, Maid of the Mist and Niagara Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cave of the Winds and Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex. Old Fort Niagara and Niagara Falls Discovery Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Niagara Science Museum, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Gorge Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Niagara Falls, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Fort Niagara, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Old Fort Niagara ©
Old Fort Niagara

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