4 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

4 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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4 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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

2
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
On the 20th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online travel route planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Capitol ©
United States Capitol

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