17 days in Atlanta, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

17 days in Atlanta, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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17 days in Atlanta, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Atlanta
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

5
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Do your shopping at Atlanta Farmers Market and Ponce City Market. Get some historical perspective at Heritage Hall and Centennial Olympic Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Elan Winery (in Braselton), Mall of Georgia (in Buford) and Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, get in on the family fun at SKYVIEW Atlanta, look for gifts at Krog Street Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip planner .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Atlanta is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 12 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, with highs in Atlanta at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stone Mountain Park, Chateau Elan Winery, Heritage Hall, Atlanta Farmers Market, Mall of Georgia
Highlights from your plan
Ponce City Market ©
Ponce City Market
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary and Georgetown University. For shopping fun, head to Fell's Point or Politics and Prose. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Takoma Park Farmers Market, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

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

Fly from Atlanta to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta in December, things will get a bit cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Baltimore, Takoma Park Farmers Market, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

7
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 Ellis Island. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and Times Square. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City road trip planning app .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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