16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Medellin
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 9 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Medellin

9
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Medellin, Colombia to New York City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. June in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
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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