14 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

14 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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14 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Chicago

7
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary maker tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. In May, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Horseshoe Casino about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC day trip site .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Washington DC hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
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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