31 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

31 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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31 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 27 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

27
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Kids will enjoy National Zoological Park and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Venture out of the city with trips to Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery, Fort McHenry National Monument, & more), Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, immerse yourself in nature at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC travel planning app .

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Shenandoah National Park, Baltimore, Silver Spring, Alexandria
Highlights from your plan
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, then take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in March, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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