7 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

7 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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7 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Colchester
Drive:  9​h
1
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Colchester

5
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Capitol Hill, Ford's Theatre, Washington Monument, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum and pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary builder site .

Colchester to Washington DC is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Colchester in April, with highs in Washington DC at 68°F and lows at 49°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
night
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 Empire State Building, The Lion King, Rockefeller Center, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with The Lion King.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: highs in New York City hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Fraunces Tavern Museum ©
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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