10 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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10 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Sacramento

6
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Georgetown University, White House, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Gettysburg Museum of History and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Bring the kids along to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Air and Space Museum. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Gettysburg Diorama & Jennie Wade House). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip site .

Sacramento to Washington DC is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sacramento to Washington DC. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Sacramento in July, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House

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.
Ground Zero Museum Workshop has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Washington Square Park and SoHo. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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