12 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

12 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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12 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

5
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.
You've added Brooklyn Bridge Park, Radio City Music Hall, Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and The Met Cloisters. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Step out of New York City to go to Hyde Park and see Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary planning site .

Edmonton, Canada to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Gettysburg National Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Gettysburg (Dobbin House Tavern, Shriver House Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Museum of The Americas, and step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Washington DC online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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