4 days in Washington DC, New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

4 days in Washington DC, New York City & New Jersey Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 1 night
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Jersey City
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Washington DC — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planning app.

Richmond to Washington DC is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to New York City.
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Museums

New York City — 2 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): go for a walk through Central Park and then go for a walk through The High Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City attractions planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Jersey City.
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Parks · Museums

Jersey City

Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jersey City trip app.

Jersey City is just a short distance from New York City. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. You will leave for home on the 4th (Mon).
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Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Nightlife

New Jersey travel guide

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Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.
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