17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
2
Boston
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Detroit
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— Few hours
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Los Angeles

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 (Wed), explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay and then see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Beach and then see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 15°C. You will leave for Boston on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ocean Drive Historic District and Perkins Cove. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Strawbery Banke Museum and Granary Burying Ground. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Race Point Beach (in Provincetown) and Ogunquit Beach (in Ogunquit). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Boston, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Boston is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Ocean Drive Historic District, Strawbery Banke Museum, Race Point Beach
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Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Antietam National Battlefield and Capitol Hill are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as U.S. Naval Academy and Smithsonian Institution Building. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and admire the masterpieces at The Phillips Collection.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip website .

Getting from Boston to Washington DC by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in April, with highs in Washington DC at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Old Town, Tomb of the Unknowns, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Antietam National Battlefield
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum ©
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

2
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit journey builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Detroit takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Detroit at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Greenfield Village
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

few
hours
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan and then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago journey planner.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Chicago. In April, daytime highs in Chicago are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
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Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center

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