15 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

15 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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15 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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

5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of American History, International Spy Museum, Ford's Theatre, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary planner.

Denver to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in May, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

9
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: make a trip to Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planner .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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