6 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

6 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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6 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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.
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, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning tool .

Minneapolis to New York City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 48°F and lows about 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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 27th (Fri), see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

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Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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