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 The Strand Bookstore. Step out of the city life by going to Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get outdoors at Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and head off the coast to Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC visit planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (55°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

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

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