9 days in New York City, Old Saybrook & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in New York City, Old Saybrook & Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in New York City, Old Saybrook & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Old Saybrook
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday builder .

San Francisco to New York City is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Old Saybrook.

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
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

3
nights
Old Saybrook

Old Saybrook ©
Old Saybrook is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. Relax by the water at Goldsmith's Inlet and Hole-in-the-Wall Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge and Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary. When in Old Saybrook, make a side trip to see Orient Beach State Park in Orient, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Meigs Point Nature Center.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Old Saybrook tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from New York City to Old Saybrook takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Old Saybrook at 64°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Old Saybrook

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge, Meigs Point Nature Center, Orient Beach State Park, Hole-in-the-Wall Beach, Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Meigs Point Nature Center ©
Meigs Point Nature Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Old Saybrook to Washington DC with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Old Saybrook in October; daily highs in Washington DC reach 71°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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