3 days in New York City, Washington DC & Tennessee Itinerary

3 days in New York City, Washington DC & Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

3 days in New York City, Washington DC & Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
1
New York City
— Few hours
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): wander the streets of Times Square, then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder tool .

Charlotte to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Charlotte in December, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are little chillier, around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
St. Paul's Chapel ©
St. Paul's Chapel

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

1
night
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along Charlies Bunion, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and then learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Charlies Bunion ©
Charlies Bunion
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

Similar Plans

7 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in New York City BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans