7 days in New York City, Washington DC & Virginia Beach Itinerary

7 days in New York City, Washington DC & Virginia Beach Itinerary

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Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
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.
Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Brooklyn Heights Promenade and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, stop by Dumbo, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Brooklyn
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, thensee the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, thenexamine the collection at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planner.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Old Town, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Capitol Hill ©
Capitol Hill
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1
night
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 21st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, thenfly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thentour the pleasant surroundings at First Landing State Park, and finally stroll through Chick's Beach. On your second day here, examine the collection at U.S. Army Transportation Museum, thenwalk around The Mariners' Museum & Park, and then hike along The Noland Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Virginia Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Newport News
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First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
The Mariners' Museum & Park ©
The Mariners' Museum & Park
The Noland Trail ©
The Noland Trail

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