16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New York City

12
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. January in New York City sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online itinerary planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. January in Washington DC sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

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