8 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

8 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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8 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 4 nights
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
End: New York City

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our New York City itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. In March, daytime highs in New York City are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (55°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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