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

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

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

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + Bus:  26 h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Washington DC
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes New York Public Library as well as Statue of Liberty National Monument. Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. Step out of the city life by going to Bronx Zoo and Cupsogue Beach County Park. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City journey website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to New York City. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Cupsogue Beach County Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

1
day
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've now added National Zoological Park to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sun), meet the residents at National Zoological Park, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Washington DC hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Discovery Cove and Disney Springs. Change things up with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand (about 58 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 11th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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