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
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Island Beach State Park and Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Sam's Point Preserve. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park), Hawk's Nest Highway (in Port Jervis) and Main Avenue Galleria (in Ocean Grove). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lakota Wolf Preserve.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Main Avenue Galleria, Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve, Island Beach State Park, 8th Ave Jetty, Sam's Point Preserve
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Island Beach State Park ©
Island Beach State Park
Sam's Point Preserve ©
Sam's Point Preserve

2
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.
On the 31st (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy and then wander the streets of Capitol Hill.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Academy, Old Town
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U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Old Town ©
Old Town

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