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: Milan
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Milan

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've now added Statue of Liberty National Monument to your itinerary. Head to Chelsea Market and Peters Valley Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Ground Zero Museum Workshop and The Met Cloisters are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Bushkill Falls in Bushkill (about 1h 35 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at New York Public Library, take a stroll through Dumbo, admire the striking features of The Oculus, and go for a walk through Times Square.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Milan, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Milan to New York City due to the time zone difference. June in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peters Valley Gallery, Dumbo, Bushkill Falls
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

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 29th (Sat), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip website .

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 35°C to lows of 24°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum

1
day
New York City

New York City ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, then wander the streets of SoHo, then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
SoHo ©
SoHo
St. Paul's Chapel ©
St. Paul's Chapel

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