13 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

13 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 7 nights

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New York City

New York City ©

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

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Sacramento to New York City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in May: highs in New York City hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Victorian Photography Studio), Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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