11 days in Washington DC, Maine & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC, Maine & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in Washington DC, Maine & New York City Itinerary

Houston
Fly:  6​h
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
Houston

3
days
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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip site .

Houston to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Washington DC is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in May, expect Washington DC to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

1
day
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portland online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get slightly colder in Portland: highs are around 64°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wells Beach, Old Orchard Beach
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Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach

5
days
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder app .

Fly from Portland to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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