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: Washington DC
1
New York City
— 4 nights
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
End: Washington DC

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Attractions like Central Park and New York Public Library make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City travel planner .

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and see the interesting displays at Newseum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Washington DC hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg National Military Park, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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