13 days in Atlanta, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

13 days in Atlanta, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Atlanta
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Washington DC
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New York City
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Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Mt. Tabor Park (in Dallas), Blue Ridge (Aska Trails & Fannin County Veterans Memorial Park) and Washington Farms (in Watkinsville). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Temple, walk around Freedom Park, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta trip site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Atlanta is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for much colder days in Atlanta, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to P.A. Bowen Farmstead (in Brandywine), Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience (in Frederick) and Tolson's Chapel (in Sharpsburg). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Court, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing (in Old Bridge) and Crocheron Park (in Bayside). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Rubin Museum of Art, and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips