17 days in Toronto, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

17 days in Toronto, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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17 days in Toronto, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Toronto, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

5
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa Loma and The Distillery District. Step out of the city life by going to Butterfly Conservatory and Grand River Rafting Company. Get out of town with these interesting Toronto side-trips: Niagara Falls (White Water Walk, Horseshoe Falls, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, pause for some photo ops at Ireland Park, and identify plant and animal life at Bluffs Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Toronto holiday planner.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Toronto is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port of Spain in July; daily highs in Toronto reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Grand River Rafting Company
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

5
nights
Washington DC, United States

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Antietam National Battlefield and Gettysburg National Military Park. You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC travel route planner .

You can fly from Toronto to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Washington DC reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Antietam National Battlefield, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Old Rag Mountain Hike, Gettysburg National Military Park
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
nights
New York City, United States

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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