17 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

17 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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17 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Dublin

10
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, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, stroll around The High Line, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City day trip app .

Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

6
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.
When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, approximately 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

Before you visit Washington DC, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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