5 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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5 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
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​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.
On the 7th (Sat), have fun at Kidstreet Playground. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, grab your bike and head to Henry Hudson Trail, and then kick back and relax at 8th Ave Jetty.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

8th Ave Jetty, Henry Hudson Trail, Kidstreet Playground
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Henry Hudson Trail ©
Henry Hudson Trail
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC route planning app .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Side Trip

U.S. Naval Academy
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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