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
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Atlanta

— 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get in touch with nature at Chastain Park and Stone Mountain Park. Booth Western Art Museum and Centennial Olympic Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at High Museum of Art.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Atlanta sightseeing planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Atlanta is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Antietam National Battlefield and Arlington National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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You can fly from Atlanta to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder 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) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Statue of Liberty National Monument and Brooklyn Tabernacle. Step out of New York City to go to Douglaston and see Alley Pond Environmental Center, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Nat Sherman, Inc., explore the world behind art at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and grab your bike and head to Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online route planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips