9 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Statue of Liberty National Monument and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and Trinity Church will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum, make a trip to Convent Avenue Baptist Church, get engrossed in the history at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, and explore the galleries of The Met Cloisters.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation planning website .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ©
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Tenement Museum ©
Tenement Museum

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 inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Archives Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning app .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Washington DC hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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