9 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  13​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Prague

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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, look for gifts at Kalustyan's, and tour the water at your own pace with Narwhal Yacht Charters.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read New York City road trip tool .

Prague, Czech Republic to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Prague to New York City. In September, New York City is somewhat warmer than Prague - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Antietam National Battlefield and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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