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

Vancouver
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
Vancouver

3
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 Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of the Unknowns and Fort McHenry National Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry (about 1h 25 min away). There's more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Washington DC is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vancouver in February since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Fort McHenry National Monument, Tomb of the Unknowns
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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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Times Square, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

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Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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