21 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando Itinerary

21 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando Itinerary

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21 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  14​h
Orlando
— 9 nights
End: Orlando

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ellis Island and St. Paul's Chapel. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City vacation planning website .

Orlando to New York City is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and National Mall. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides & Gettysburg National Cemetery). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

9
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Stetson Mansion and Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Tomoka Christian Church. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (in DeLand), Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens (in Port Orange) and New Smyrna Beach (Arts on Douglas & St. Peter the Fisherman Episcopal Church). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Mon) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom, stop by World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Orlando road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Orlando takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

DeLand, New Smyrna Beach, Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

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