6 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

6 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights

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Washington DC

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In March, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Nature · Parks

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Empire State Building. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 35°F.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods