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: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

8
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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Gateway National Recreation. Visiting Narwhal Yacht Charters and Central Park Zoo will get you outdoors. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Belmar Beach (in Belmar), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, go for a walk through Central Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Jones Beach State Park, Belmar Beach, Gateway National Recreation, Ponquogue Beach
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
Visiting National Zoological Park and Tidal Basin will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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