8 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Paris

2
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City online holiday planner .

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to New York City is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: highs in New York City hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arlington National Cemetery and National Mall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Abraham Lincoln Statue, Gettysburg National Cemetery, & more) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and gain insight at Georgetown University.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Washington DC are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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