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: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 day
bus:  4​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 1 night
End: New York City


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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chelsea Market, The High Line, Rockefeller Center, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, get a taste of the local shopping with West Village, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City sightseeing planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. On the 4th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC visit planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

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Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument
White House ©
White House

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
You've added Macy's Herald Square, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Central Park and then take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, make a trip to Fifth Avenue, and then browse the range of quality goods at Macy's Herald Square.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City itinerary maker site .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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