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

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

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

Start: Raleigh
1
Raleigh
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 6 nights
End: New York City

5
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
You'll explore and learn at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum. Head to State Farmers Market and Replacementsfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Raleigh side-trips: Greensboro (Greensboro Children's Museum & Greensboro Historical Museum), Duplin Winery (in Rose Hill) and Sylvan Heights Bird Park (in Scotland Neck). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center, look for gifts at Lafayette Village, don't miss a visit to Videri Chocolate Factory, and take in nature's colorful creations at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Raleigh day trip site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Raleigh. June in Raleigh sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Greensboro, Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Aloha Safari Zoo, Conservators Center, 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum
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Sylvan Heights Bird Park ©
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Duplin Winery ©
Duplin Winery

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Fort McHenry National Monument. Family-friendly places like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Air and Space Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Fell's Point (in Baltimore). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take a stroll through Capitol Hill, see the interesting displays at Smithsonian Institution Building, and steep yourself in history at Old Town.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Raleigh to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Old Town, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield
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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.
Kids will enjoy Sam's Point Preserve and Quogue Wildlife Refuge. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and DM Weil Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Wightman's Fruit Farm (in Kerhonkson), Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach) and St. James General Store (in Saint James). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, experience rural life at Peconic River Herb Farm, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and go for a walk through Times Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City visit planner .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Orange County Arboretum, Wightman's Fruit Farm, Alex Ferrone Gallery, The Amazing Olive, Sam's Point Preserve
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Quogue Wildlife Refuge ©
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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