21 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

21 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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New York City
— 13 nights
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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New York City

— 13 nights

Big Apple

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 discover tucked-away gems like Independence National Historical Park and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Met Cloisters and Frick Collection. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Philadelphia (Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, &more), Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley) and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, race across the water with a speed boat tour, admire the sheer force of Bushkill Falls, and see the interesting displays at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City travel route builder app.

Santiago, Chile to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to New York City due to the time zone difference. June in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 6 nights
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.
Gettysburg National Cemetery and Chatham Manor will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and U.S. Naval Academy. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Jennie Wade House & Gettysburg Heritage Center), Old Town (in Fredericksburg) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, stroll around National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Smithsonian Institution Building.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips