12 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

12 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
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New York City

New York City ©

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and walk around The High Line.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to New York City. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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