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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Times Square, and then shop like a local with Fifth Avenue.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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 ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online day trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) 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
Highlights from your plan
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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