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

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

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

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  19​h
1
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Center for Civil and Human Rights and World of Coca-Cola. Take a break from the city and head to Stone Mountain Park and Chastain Park. When in Atlanta, make a side trip to see Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at High Museum of Art, and walk around Centennial Olympic Park.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Atlanta is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Atlanta, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stone Mountain Park, Booth Western Art Museum
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Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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.
Visit Antietam National Battlefield and Georgetown University for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planning website .

Fly from Atlanta to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in December, with highs in Washington DC at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Manhattan Waterfront Greenway and Alley Pond Environmental Center. There's much more to do: make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, stop by Nat Sherman, Inc., admire the masterpieces at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Brooklyn Tabernacle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Brooklyn Tabernacle, Alley Pond Environmental Center
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The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ©
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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