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: Greenwood
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h
End: Greenwood

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planner.

Greenwood to Washington DC is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, National Museum of the Marine Corps, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Manassas National Battlefield Park
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Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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 a sense of the local culture at The Met Cloisters and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and take in the pleasant sights at Times Square.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City trip builder site .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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