21 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

21 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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21 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
New York City
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h
New Delhi

12
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.
Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder.

New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in October: highs in New York City hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Sightseeing Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Bronx Zoo
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Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Sightseeing Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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The White House
National Gallery of Art

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