11 days in Washington DC, Hershey & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC, Hershey & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in Washington DC, Hershey & New York City Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Drive:  38​h
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hershey
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  32​h
End: Miami, Florida

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes United States Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, White House, and other attractions you added.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip maker .

Miami to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 51°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Hershey.
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Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument
United States Capitol ©
United States Capitol
White House ©
White House

4
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Longwood Gardens and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hershey: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Victorian Photography Studio, & more) and The Amish Farm and House (in Lancaster). Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. There's more to do: examine the collection at The Hershey Story.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hershey travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Washington DC to Hershey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In December, Hershey is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 44°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens, The Amish Farm and House
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Times Square, Ellis Island and Fifth Avenue. Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary planner.

Drive from Hershey to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in New York City are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. On the 5th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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