15 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

15 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  26 h
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip app.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Washington DC using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Washington DC hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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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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