19 days in New York City, Washington DC & Fire Island Itinerary

19 days in New York City, Washington DC & Fire Island Itinerary

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19 days in New York City, Washington DC & Fire Island Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Fire Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Oslo

7
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Take a break from the city and head to Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Times Square, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary planner.

Oslo, Norway to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to New York City is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect nights in New York City to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Green-Wood cemetery, Bronx Zoo
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

8
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 outdoors at Old Rag Mountain Hike and Devils Den. Get some cultural insight at Antietam National Battlefield and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Stony Man Mountain Hike (in Luray), Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery) and ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art (in Reston). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and get engrossed in the history at Newseum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Baltimore, Gettysburg, Shenandoah National Park, ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art, Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Fire Island

Fire Island ©
Fire Island is the large center island of the outer barrier islands parallel to the south shore of Long Island, New York. On the 1st (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Robert Moses State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Fire Island Lighthouse, and then delve into the lush surroundings at The Sunken Forest.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fire Island trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Washington DC to Fire Island with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Fire Island at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fire Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Robert Moses State Park ©
Robert Moses State Park
The Sunken Forest ©
The Sunken Forest
Sailors Haven Visitor Center ©
Sailors Haven Visitor Center

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