10 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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10 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Los Angeles

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes SoHo, Fifth Avenue, Trump Tower, and other attractions. Family-friendly places like Central Park and New York Public Library will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Los Angeles to New York City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
American Museum of Natural History ©
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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.
You've added The Pentagon, Washington National Cathedral, The National Archives Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday builder tool .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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