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: London
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

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.
On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning site .

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Washington DC is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in June, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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