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

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

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Atlanta
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New York City

— 7 nights

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, stop by Times Square, stroll around Central Park, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder tool.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to New York City is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from Colombo to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Colombo in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Washington DC

— 4 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC attractions website.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Atlanta

— 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Venture out of the city with trips to Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville), Champ's Clock Shop (in Douglasville) and LaGrange (Biblical History Center & Hills & Dales Estate). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in December, you will find days in Atlanta are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

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