11 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

7
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, State of Pennsylvania Monument, & more) and Baltimore (Oriole Park at Camden Yards & Horseshoe Casino). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Baltimore, Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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.
On the 25th (Thu), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then don't miss a visit to Central Park. On your second day here, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planning site .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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