10 days in New York State & Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in New York State & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to World Trade Center's Liberty Park and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, make a trip to Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City travel route builder site.

New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to New York City is minus 10.5 hours. In May, New York City is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 5 nights
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gettysburg National Military Park and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center (in Gettysburg) and Great Falls Park (in McLean). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and walk around National Mall.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

New York State travel guide

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Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.