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: Miami
Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  17​h 15​min
End: Miami

3
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip site .

Miami to New York City is an approximately 6-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Miami in July, things will get slightly colder in New York City: highs are around 86°F and lows about 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Washington National Cathedral. Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at Newseum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg National Military Park
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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