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

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

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Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  21 h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Orlando
— 10 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hershey's Chocolate World Times Square, M&M'S World New York, Dylan's Candy Bar, and other attractions. Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, wander the streets of Times Square, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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.
You've added International Spy Museum, National Air and Space Museum, Washington Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like National Zoological Park and Library of Congress. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC travel planning site.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

10
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.
Family-friendly places like Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Merritt Island (about 3h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Discovery Cove, make a splash at Wet 'n Wild Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Orlando driving holiday tool.

Fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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