5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 2 nights
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
End: New York City

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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: explore and take pictures at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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