16 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

16 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 12 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

12
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fell's Point and Waverly Street Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary and National Air and Space Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: The Point (in Harpers Ferry), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). There's lots more to do: hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, identify plant and animal life at Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel route planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Alexandria, Baltimore, Shenandoah National Park, Gettysburg, Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, then stroll through East River Waterfront Esplanade, and then make a trip to Fifth Avenue.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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