12 days in New York City, Washington DC & Miami Itinerary

12 days in New York City, Washington DC & Miami Itinerary

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12 days in New York City, Washington DC & Miami Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  16​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Madrid

4
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 Top of the Rock, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), St. Patrick's Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at White House and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC online holiday maker .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You've now added American Airlines Arena to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and make a trip to Bayside Marketplace.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Miami holiday builder website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Miami hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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