12 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

12 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Washington DC

— 5 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

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Phoenix to Washington DC is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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New York City

— 6 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in New York City are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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