17 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

17 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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17 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Takoma Park Farmers Market, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Takoma Park Farmers Market
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

14
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get some cultural insight at Gateway National Recreation and American Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Gunnison Beach (in Sandy Hook). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Quogue Wildlife Refuge, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and browse the exhibits of Ellis Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in New York City sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandy Hook, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Belmar Beach, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Ocean Grove Beach
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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