23 days in United States, Sydney & Niagara Falls Itinerary

23 days in United States, Sydney & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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23 days in United States, Sydney & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Sydney, Australia
— Few hours
Fly:  22​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia, United States
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
San Simeon, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  40​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online day trip planner .

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. On the 9th (Mon), you're off toPhiladelphia.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You've now added Reading Terminal Market to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia visit planner .

Getting from Sydney to Philadelphia by flight takes about 25 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. In April, Philadelphia is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Gateway National Recreation. Step out of the city life by going to Narwhal Yacht Charters and Central Park Zoo. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

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Take a bus from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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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.
National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University. Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and step off the mainland to explore Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum and then hike along White Water Walk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls day trip site .

Getting from Washington DC to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, Niagara Falls is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Casinos Fun & Games
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White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum ©
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to San Francisco in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
San Simeon, United States

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for little chillier days in San Simeon, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Wineries
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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San Diego, United States

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 25th (Wed): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. In April, San Diego is a bit warmer than San Simeon - with highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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