16 days in Washington DC, New York City & Fire Island Itinerary

16 days in Washington DC, New York City & Fire Island Itinerary

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16 days in Washington DC, New York City & Fire Island Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h
3
Fire Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Oslo

7
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 inner history buff will appreciate Antietam National Battlefield and Washington National Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, see the interesting displays at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Oslo, Norway to Washington DC is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Washington DC is minus 6 hours. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino, Antietam National Battlefield
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
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 inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Lido Beach (in Lido Beach), Point Lookout Beach (in Point Lookout) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Fire Island.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Lookout Beach, Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, Lido Beach, Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

2
nights
Fire Island

Fire Island ©
Fire Island is the large center island of the outer barrier islands parallel to the south shore of Long Island, New York. On the 29th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Robert Moses State Park and then visit a coastal fixture at Fire Island Lighthouse. On the next day, stroll through Ocean Beach.

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Drive from New York City to Fire Island in 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Fire Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fire Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Robert Moses State Park ©
Robert Moses State Park
Fire Island Lighthouse ©
Fire Island Lighthouse