9 days in New York City, Virginia Beach & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in New York City, Virginia Beach & Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in New York City, Virginia Beach & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or The Strand Bookstore. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and stop by Economy Candy.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park ©
Central Park

3
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then kick back and relax at Croatan Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Virginia Beach by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park

1
night
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 18th (Sat), examine the collection at The National Archives Museum and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Virginia Beach to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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