20 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

20 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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20 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Ford's Theatre and Rock Creek Park will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Mansion on O, admire the masterpieces at Dumbarton Oaks, browse the exhibits of Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument House and Museum, and contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary site .

New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Ford's Theatre ©
Ford's Theatre

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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.
Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at FAO Schwarz and Tiffany & Co.. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Point Pleasant Beach (in Point Pleasant Beach) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, examine the collection at Tenement Museum, contemplate the long history of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and look for gifts at The Strand Bookstore.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx Zoo, Sands Point Preserve, Gilgo Beach
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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