8 days in Durham, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

8 days in Durham, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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8 days in Durham, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Drive:  6​h
1
Durham
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h
End: Atlanta

1
night
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Cedar Creek Gallery & Pottery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Durham visit app .

Atlanta to Durham is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Durham are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

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Side Trip

Cedar Creek Gallery & Pottery
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Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
Cedar Creek Gallery & Pottery ©
Cedar Creek Gallery & Pottery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally shop like a local with Madame Tussauds DC.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Durham to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
You've now added Coney Island USA to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Yunhong Chopsticks. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: stroll around Central Park and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City vacation planning tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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Coney Island
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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