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

Start: Newark
Drive:  30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Newark

4
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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City visit planner .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
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

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