7 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

7 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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7 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Broadway, Hershey's Chocolate World Times Square, The Rink at Rockefeller Center, and other attractions you added. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Head to Fifth Avenue and Norman Landsbergfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, look for gifts at Josefinas, get great views at Top of the Rock, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Union Square Green Market.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. January in New York City sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Strand Bookstore ©
The Strand Bookstore

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes White House, United States Capitol, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, ponder the world of politics at White House, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Power Plant, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fell's Point, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Baltimore, Downtown Silver Spring
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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