13 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

13 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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13 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
train:  4​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
4
New York City
— 5 nights
End: New York City

2
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.
On the 1st (Sun), stroll through Washington Square Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, and then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Greenwich Village, then examine the collection at Museum of Sex, then meet the residents at Central Park Zoo, and finally admire the striking features of Algonquin Hotel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Greenwich Village ©
Greenwich Village

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip builder site .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Shopping
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Eastern Market ©
Eastern Market

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market. 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. See even more of New York City: take a stroll through Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and get interesting insight from Narwhal Yacht Charters.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: highs in New York City hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
Times Square ©
Times Square

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Do your shopping at 92nd Street Y Tisch Center for the Arts and Jangmi Jewelry. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ellis Island and Gateway National Recreation. Enjoy New York City some more: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, stop by Astor Wines & Spirits, hunt for treasures at Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market, and get a taste of the local shopping with Urban Oasis Shopping Tour Day Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City attractions website .

On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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West Village ©
West Village
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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