6 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

6 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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6 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  3​h
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Seattle

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes National World War II Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, National Mall, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at White House, then pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC vacation planner.

Seattle to Washington DC is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Seattle in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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.
You've added Visit New York Tours, Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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