16 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

16 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Washington DC
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New York City
— 13 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then stroll around Meadowlark Botanical Garden, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Room Herndon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, admire the natural beauty at U.S. National Arboretum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexandria's Christ Church.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker.

Houston to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get little chillier in Washington DC: highs are around 51°F and lows about 37°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum), Mine Hill Preserve (in Roxbury) and The Raptor Trust Center (in Millington). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take in the waterfront activity at Sailors Haven Visitor Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read New York City itinerary planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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