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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Central Park, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): walk around Central Park, then admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then examine the collection at Museum of Chinese in America, then take a stroll through Times Square, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City travel route builder app .

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in March, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (49°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
Times Square ©
Times Square

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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Gettysburg to see Gettysburg National Military Park about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, explore and take pictures at National Mall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (55°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, 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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