11 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8 h
1
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of African American History and Culture and National Museum of the Marine Corps. Step off the beaten path and head to Georgetown and U.S. Naval Academy. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Annapolis Historic District (in Annapolis), Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels) and Fell's Point (in Baltimore). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip app .

Los Angeles to Washington DC is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Washington DC to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Annapolis, Gettysburg Museum of History, Fell's Point, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Washington Square Park and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. For shopping fun, head to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets or Chelsea Market. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Times Square, take a stroll through SoHo, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in New York City are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Dumbo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

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