9 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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9 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

New York City
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Washington DC
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New York City
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New York City

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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 12th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at U.S. National Arboretum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning app .

New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Torpedo Factory Art Center
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Torpedo Factory Art Center ©
Torpedo Factory Art Center
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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New York City

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Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Economy Candyfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: The Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson), Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays) and Point Pleasant Beach (in Point Pleasant Beach). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Quogue Wildlife Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cupsogue Beach County Park, kick back and relax at Island Beach State Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Callie's Candy Kitchen, The Amazing Olive, Point Pleasant Beach, Gateway National Recreation, Cupsogue Beach County Park
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Quogue Wildlife Refuge ©
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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