16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  26 h
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

8
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 Empire State Building. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train 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
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

5
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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Mount Vernon Trail in Arlington, approximately Arlington away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC sightseeing website.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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