8 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Riga
Fly:  13​h 15​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Riga

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Grand central terminal, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City vacation planner .

Riga, Latvia to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to New York City is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Riga in April, with highs in New York City at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at The White House.

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Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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