18 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

18 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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18 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Madison

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and 9/11 Memorial. Step off the beaten path and head to Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and don't miss a visit to Central Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

Madison to New York City is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madison in July since evenings lows in New York City dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

9
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gettysburg Museum of History and U.S. Naval Academy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Annapolis Historic District and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), Great Falls Park (in McLean) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg National Cemetery, & more). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, contemplate the long history of Old Town, and take a stroll through Georgetown.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Annapolis, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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