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: Manchester
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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 Fifth Avenue and American Museum of Natural History. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Times Square, look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip tool .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arlington National Cemetery and Tomb of the Unknowns. Museum-lovers will appreciate Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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