35 days in New York City, Washington DC & Raleigh Itinerary

35 days in New York City, Washington DC & Raleigh Itinerary

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35 days in New York City, Washington DC & Raleigh Itinerary

Munich
Fly:  17​h 30​min
New York City
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Raleigh
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Munich

13
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, and get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

For ratings and tourist information, read our New York City tour planner.

Munich, Germany to New York City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In August, New York City is a bit warmer than Munich - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

12
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: Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring (in Sandy Spring) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Washington DC tour planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, Baltimore, The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, Bloomery Plantation Distillery, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art
The White House

8
days
Raleigh

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Raleigh: Sylvan Heights Bird Park (in Scotland Neck), Chapel Hill (Dean E. Smith Center & University North Carolina Int) and Carolina Tiger Rescue (in Pittsboro). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, contemplate the long history of Joel Lane Museum House, and examine the collection at Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Raleigh holiday planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Raleigh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Durham, Chapel Hill, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation, Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Conservators Center
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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