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

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

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 The Strand Bookstore. Step out of the city life by going to Bronx Zoo and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, stroll through Central Park Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. In March, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 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, #Outdoors

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
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and National Building Museum. Get outdoors at Tidal Basin and Theodore Roosevelt Island Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 37°F. Finish up 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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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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