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: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: London

6
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 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Fifth Avenue and Carnegie Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh). There's still lots to do: choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters, explore the activities along The Pond, go for a walk through Times Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City route planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Bronx Zoo, Jones Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Times Square ©
Times Square
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
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.
Visit Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary and Fell's Point for their historical value. Visiting Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Breezy Point Beach (in Chesapeake Beach). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baltimore, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Gettysburg National Military Park, Breezy Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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