9 days in New York State & Virginia Itinerary

9 days in New York State & Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in New York State & Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Arlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
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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 26th (Thu), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Venture out of the city with trips to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and step off the mainland to explore Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Arlington day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Arlington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alexandria, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Step out of Williamsburg with an excursion to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond--about 1h 15 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 1st (Tue) at Water Country USA. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 2nd (Wed) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg and pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip builder website .

You can drive from Arlington to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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