20 days in Washington DC, New York City & Orlando Itinerary

20 days in Washington DC, New York City & Orlando Itinerary

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20 days in Washington DC, New York City & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  17​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dubai

4
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.
Attractions like Tidal Basin and National Air and Space Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Washington National Cathedral and Antietam National Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Washington DC is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and subway; or fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in March, things will get much colder in Washington DC: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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.
Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Tiles For America. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Girlfriend NYC.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City tour planning website .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You've now added NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Discovery Cove and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 13th (Sat) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orlando holiday app .

Fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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