12 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

12 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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12 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  26​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gettysburg National Military Park and Korean War Veterans Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center) and Roddy Road Covered Bridge (in Thurmont). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

To find out how to plan a trip to Washington DC, use our trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Washington DC is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -13 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Singapore in August since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Roddy Road Covered Bridge, Arlington National Cemetery
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, and see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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