17 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

17 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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17 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Lima
Fly:  9​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Lima

5
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.
Greenwich Village has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters, take a stroll through Times Square, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation app .

Lima, Peru to New York City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Lima in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hyde Park, The Outlet Collection - Jersey Gardens, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Brooklyn Museum
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

9
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Reston Town Center, Library of Congress, Old Town, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Old Town. For shopping fun, head to Fell's Point or National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis), James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and Little Round Top (in Gettysburg). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take a stroll through Capitol Hill, and admire the masterpieces at The Phillips Collection.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC travel route planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, Annapolis, James Madison's Montpelier, Old Town, Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1
night
New York City

New York City
On the 12th (Sun), explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art and then see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City itinerary website .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for slightly colder nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums
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The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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