10 days in Washington DC, Maryland & New York City Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC, Maryland & New York City Itinerary

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10 days in Washington DC, Maryland & New York City Itinerary

Start: Granger
Drive:  22​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  25​h 30​min
End: Granger

3
nights
Washington DC

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Art and Capitol Hill. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and National Portrait Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Baltimore (Fort McHenry National Monument & Fell's Point). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take a stroll through Georgetown.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC attractions planner .

Granger to Washington DC is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Granger to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Granger in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Washington DC, with highs around 51°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

Side Trips

Baltimore, Tomb of the Unknowns, Old Town
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ocean City route planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Ocean City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Ocean City

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum ©

3
nights
New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

You can drive from Ocean City to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Neighborhoods, #Museums, #Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Times Square ©
Times Square

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