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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take a stroll through Times Square, and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

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Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: highs in New York City hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can 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 ©

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 historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC planning website .

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 April, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to 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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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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