20 days in United States, Sydney & Colombia Itinerary

20 days in United States, Sydney & Colombia Itinerary

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1
Sydney, Australia
— 1 day
2
Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
3
Cartagena, Colombia
— 7 nights
4
Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
5
New York City, United States
— 4 nights

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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 photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for Washington DC on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Washington DC by flight takes about 25 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Washington DC, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around °C and lows are around °C. You will leave for Cartagena on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nightlife Museums

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nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Walled City of Cartagena and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver. Take a break from the city and head to Taroa adventures and Isla Mucura. Step out of Cartagena to go to Isla Baru and see Playa Blanca, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, admire the striking features of Cathedral Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cartagena trip itinerary app.

Fly from Washington DC to Cartagena in 10.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Cartagena at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cartagena

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Mucura, Oceanario, Playa Blanca
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

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Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
Take a break from the city and head to Tidal Basin and Breezy Point Beach. Get some historical perspective at Arlington National Cemetery and Ford's Theatre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: St. Michaels (The Preppy Redneck & The Candleberry Shoppe) and Mount Vernon Antique Center (in Alexandria). Enjoy Washington DC some more: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation planner.

Fly from Cartagena to Washington DC in 10.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cartagena in September, with highs in Washington DC at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Michaels, Breezy Point Beach, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon Antique Center
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Ford's Theatre ©
Ford's Theatre
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Shop till you drop at The Strand Bookstore and Kalustyan's. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Long Beach in Long Beach, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Central Park, put fashion in focus at Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours, stop by Tiffany & Co., and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Long Beach
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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