17 days in New York City, Washington DC & Mount Vernon Itinerary

17 days in New York City, Washington DC & Mount Vernon Itinerary

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17 days in New York City, Washington DC & Mount Vernon Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Mount Vernon
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: Nelson

6
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 list of things to see and do now includes Radio City Music Hall, Ground Zero Museum Workshop, Museum of Jewish Heritage, and other attractions. 9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Ellis Island and The Museum of Modern Art. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, examine the collection at Tenement Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City driving holiday site .

Athens, Greece to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Athens to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

6
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes The Next Whisky Bar, U Street Music Hall and National Mall. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Gettysburg National Military Park and Antietam National Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Little Round Top in Gettysburg (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Antietam National Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes George Washington's Mount Vernon. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, then browse the exhibits of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Port Tobacco Village. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohick Church and then contemplate the long history of Birthplace National Monument.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mount Vernon tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Mount Vernon in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in Mount Vernon dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Port Tobacco Village
Highlights from your plan
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Pohick Church ©
Pohick Church

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