28 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

28 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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28 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + train:  25​h
1
Washington DC
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 11 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

14
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 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gettysburg National Military Park and National Gallery of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Lion Potter & Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center), Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive & Elkwallow Picnic Area) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Great Falls Park. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, meet the residents at National Aquarium, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Washington DC, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Washington DC is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Shenandoah National Park, Arlington, Great Falls Park, National Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park

11
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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Chelsea Market. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Grand central terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City journey maker .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, New York City is slightly colder at night with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Prospect Park, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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