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: Prague
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Prague

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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarz. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Central Park Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Prague to New York City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Prague, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park ©
Central Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mount Vernon Trail
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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