13 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

13 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Washington DC
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New York City
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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.
Head to Eastern Market and Brown's Orchards and Farm Marketfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Old Rag Mountain Hike and Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix), Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian). The adventure continues: take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield, identify plant and animal life at Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary, trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Joint Base Andrews. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Central Park and then take a stroll through Times Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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