8 days in Washington DC, Indianapolis & New York City Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC, Indianapolis & New York City Itinerary

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8 days in Washington DC, Indianapolis & New York City Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  14​h
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

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 22nd (Mon), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gulf Branch Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Washington DC is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary, Gulf Branch Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Oaks Nature Center ©
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Gulf Branch Nature Center ©
Gulf Branch Nature Center
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
night
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Holliday Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sodalis Nature Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip builder website .

Fly from Washington DC to Indianapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Indianapolis, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sodalis Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Sodalis Nature Park ©
Sodalis Nature Park
Holliday Park ©
Holliday Park
Room Escape Games

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Indianapolis to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Hallett Nature Sanctuary ©
Hallett Nature Sanctuary
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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