15 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

15 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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15 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Times Square and The Museum of Modern Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Hook Mountain State Park (in Valley Cottage) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's lots more to do: stroll through East River Waterfront Esplanade, admire all the interesting features of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, go for a walk through Central Park, and grab your bike and head to Hudson River Greenway.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read New York City journey builder tool .

Austin to New York City is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in November, things will get slightly colder in New York City: highs are around 57°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hook Mountain State Park, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Antietam National Battlefield and National Air and Space Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore), Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park) and Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at White House, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Washington DC online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Washington DC sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Loch Raven Reservoir, Horseshoe Casino, Antietam National Battlefield, Old Rag Mountain Hike
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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