9 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Greenville
Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Greenville

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes American Museum of Natural History, Statue of Liberty National Monument and Top of the Rock. Kids will enjoy Central Park and Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder .

Greenville to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Greenville in April, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Tidal Basin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skyline Drive and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Great Falls Park (in McLean) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Skyline Drive
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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