16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at New England Aquarium, then walk around Boston Public Garden, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then engage your brain at Museum of Science, and then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary builder app .

Sydney, Australia to Boston is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Boston is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Boston to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City journey builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in New York City sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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.
Bring the kids along to Tidal Basin and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Step out of Washington DC to go to Baltimore and see Horseshoe Casino, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planning site .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, make a trip to French Quarter, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Orleans vacation builder .

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 70°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. On the next day, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego holiday planning website .

You can fly from New Orleans to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Diego, with lows of 61°F. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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