16 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

16 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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16 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  21​h
1
Washington DC
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

10
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.
Visit Antietam National Battlefield and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Old Rag Mountain Hike and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Horseshoe Casino), The Christmas Haus (in New Oxford) and Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get engrossed in the history at Riversdale House Museum.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Washington DC sightseeing planning tool .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Washington DC is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Washington DC, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in December: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Baltimore, Arlington, Wat Thai of Washington, D.C., The Christmas Haus, Riversdale House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Step out of the city life by going to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Times Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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