16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h
1
New York City
— 9 nights
train:  4​h
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: London

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.
When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City tour builder website .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Museum of the American Indian, White House Visitors Center, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and other attractions. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Bureau of Engraving and Printing ©
Bureau of Engraving and Printing

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes United Nations Headquarters. See even more of New York City: go for a walk through Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Central Park Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coney Island
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Central Park ©
Central Park
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Coney Island ©
Coney Island

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