11 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando Itinerary

11 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando Itinerary

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11 days in New York City, Washington DC & Orlando Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: London

4
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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Gateway National Recreation and Ellis Island. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read New York City online holiday planner

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. December in New York City sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the activities along Tidal Basin, then meet the residents at National Zoological Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Georgetown University. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC day trip website

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get outdoors at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Stetson Mansion (in DeLand), Oakland Nature Preserve (in Oakland) and Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach). Next up on the itinerary: laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando online trip itinerary builder

Getting from Washington DC to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get warmer in Orlando: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Oakland Nature Preserve, Ormond Beach
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Oakland Nature Preserve ©
Oakland Nature Preserve

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