16 days in Sydney, Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Los Angeles & Washington DC Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
1
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h
3
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

6
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. Sydney Opera House and Hyde Park Barracks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Los Angeles takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

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Fly from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect Washington DC to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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