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

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

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

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
On the 25th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at The White House.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker site .

Bengaluru, India to Washington DC is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
White House ©
White House

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 26th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Caverns.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Austin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Austin. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Austin: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Natural Bridge Caverns
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Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Grand central terminal, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Austin to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to New York City due to the time zone difference. In December, New York City is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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