15 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

15 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
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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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and The Met Cloisters for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Philadelphia (Independence Hall & Independence National Historical Park) and Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Austin to New York City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around 57°F and lows are around 44°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Philadelphia
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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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.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and National Gallery of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Arlington National Cemetery and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis), Mount Vernon (Ford Orientation Center & George Washington's Mount Vernon) and The Walters Art Museum (in Baltimore). The adventure continues: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and see the interesting displays at Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC visit planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Mount Vernon, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, U.S. Naval Academy
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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