8 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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8 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Washington DC
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Get a sense of the local culture at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, examine the collection at National Archives Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, and head off the coast to Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC driving holiday site

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. November in Washington DC sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island will appeal to museum buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Gateway National Recreation and Fire Island National Seashore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, make a trip to Fifth Avenue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City journey app

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Gateway National Recreation, Jones Beach State Park, Bronx Zoo
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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