9 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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9 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Vancouver


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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of the Unknowns and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum and explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip app .

Vancouver, Canada to Washington DC is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Washington DC. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tomb of the Unknowns, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Frick Collection. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Central Park, examine the collection at Tenement Museum, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and don't miss a visit to Ellis Island.

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Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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