9 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Washington DC
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New York City
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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.
Attractions like National Zoological Park and Washington National Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Houston to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in December, expect Washington DC to be a bit cooler, temps between 51°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Attractions like Central Park and Rockefeller Center make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums