11 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Gettysburg National Military Park and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Step off the beaten path and head to National Gallery of Art and Antietam National Battlefield. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Victorian Photography Studio). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, and explore the galleries of U.S. Naval Academy.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from Bahamas, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Baltimore, Skyline Drive, Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then walk around Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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