8 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights

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Washington DC — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Washington DC. In June, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. You will leave for New York City on the 10th (Fri).
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City route site.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods