8 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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8 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

5
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, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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