7 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

7 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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7 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
End: Washington DC

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Friends Building, Chrysler Building, Fifth Avenue, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, stroll around The High Line, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of American History, Library of Congress, Lincoln Memorial, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument and then appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American History, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

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You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Museum of American History ©
National Mall ©
National Mall

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