5 days in Washington DC & New York State Itinerary

5 days in Washington DC & New York State Itinerary

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Washington DC
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder tool.

Cedar Rapids to Washington DC is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cedar Rapids to Washington DC. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in May, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Nature
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
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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

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