8 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

New York City
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City

5
days
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 Strand Bookstore. Step out of the city life by going to Bronx Zoo and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planning tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In March in New York City, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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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

3
days
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Get outdoors at Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at National Building Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and head off the coast to Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder website .

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 57°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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