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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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 7 nights
2
Washington DC
— 8 nights
3
Fire Island
— 2 nights

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.
Times Square and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and East River Waterfront Esplanade. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, shop like a local with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planning tool.

Oslo, Norway to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Oslo to New York City. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect nights in New York City to be warmer, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Green-Wood cemetery
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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.
Do your shopping at Madame Tussauds DC and artinsights animation and film art gallery. National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike & Skyline Drive), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, and hunt for treasures at Eastern Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC attractions planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Fire Island.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Gettysburg, Baltimore, Stony Man Mountain Overlook, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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), admire the majestic nature at Robert Moses State Park, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Fire Island Lighthouse, and then delve into the lush surroundings at The Sunken Forest.

Find out how to plan Fire Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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 °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fire Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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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