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: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
End: Washington DC

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 16th (Thu), explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, make a trip to Times Square, and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip maker .

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 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 (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino, Gettysburg National Military Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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