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
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ground Zero Museum Workshop, Hamilton - An American Musical, and other attractions you added. On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, catch a live performance at Radio City Music Hall, take in a show at Hamilton - An American Musical, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, then admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and finally go for a walk through Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Times Square, then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and finally admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the New York City online visit planner .

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Visit Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC vacation builder site .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino, Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
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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