18 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

18 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Baltimore (Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine & Oriole Park at Camden Yards), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Great Falls Park (in McLean). On the 4th (Sun), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC vacation planner.

Madison to Washington DC is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madison in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 89°F and lows are around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Baltimore, Annapolis Historic District, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

8
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Venture out of the city with trips to Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton) and Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum & Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site). The adventure continues: walk around Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn, Grounds For Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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