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: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gulliver's Gate and The Museum at Bethel Woods. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Ponquogue Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson), Millbrook Village historic site (in Blairstown) and Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry). There's still lots to do: walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, wander the streets of Harlem, appreciate the history behind Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial, and get advice or help at The Morgan Library & Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New York City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

The Museum at Bethel Woods, Ponquogue Beach, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Jones Beach State Park
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Speed Boats Tours
Grey Towers National Historic Site ©
Grey Towers National Historic Site
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach

4
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.
Visit Little Round Top and Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Stony Man Mountain Hike and Rappahannock Cellars. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Devils Den (in Gettysburg), Running Hare Vineyard (in Prince Frederick) and Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters (in Winchester). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian Trail, contemplate the long history of Anderson House, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African Art, and learn about winemaking at Winding Road Cellars.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary site .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Appalachian Trail, Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, Winding Road Cellars
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:
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Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Rappahannock Cellars ©
Rappahannock Cellars
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

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