14 days in New York City, Washington DC & Richmond Itinerary

14 days in New York City, Washington DC & Richmond Itinerary

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14 days in New York City, Washington DC & Richmond Itinerary

New York City
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
New York City

4
days
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City tour planner.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History

8
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Segway Tours - Washington, DC as well as National Museum of the Marine Corps. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Archives Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (in Vienna) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, & more). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Newseum, and ponder the world of politics at The White House.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art

2
days
Richmond

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maymont, then explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally wander the streets of Carytown. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building, stroll through Capitol Square Park, and then brush up on your military savvy at The American Civil War Museum- White House and Museum of the Confederacy.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Richmond trip builder.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Maymont
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Capitol Building

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