23 days in Raleigh, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

23 days in Raleigh, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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23 days in Raleigh, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  28​h
1
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
2
New York City
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Popular historic sites such as Coker Arboretum and The Chapel of the Cross are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Airborne and Special Operations Museum and Joel Lane Museum House. Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: Beggars and Choosers (in Pittsboro), Conservators Center (in Burlington) and Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Bennett Place Historic Site). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Oakwood and get a sense of history and politics at North Carolina State Capitol.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh day trip app .

Adelaide, Australia to Raleigh is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -14 hour difference. When traveling from Adelaide in March, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Raleigh: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Raleigh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Chapel Hill, Conservators Center, Beggars and Choosers, Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Highlights from your plan
Coker Arboretum ©
Coker Arboretum
Bennett Place Historic Site ©
Bennett Place Historic Site

9
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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and West Village. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and stop by Tiffany & Co..

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Raleigh to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Raleigh in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, The Lion Potter of Gettysburg, & more), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Mary McLeod Bethune Council House. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, steep yourself in history at President Lincoln's Cottage, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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