12 days in London, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

12 days in London, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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12 days in London, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
2
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the London day trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

6
nights
New York City, United States

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.
When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip app .

You can fly from London to New York City in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
nights
Washington DC, United States

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore), Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Knill's Farm Market (in Mount Airy). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC route planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino, Gettysburg National Military Park, Knill's Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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