7 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

7 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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7 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of African American History and Culture and Georgetown. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (in Baltimore) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

If you are flying in from Bangladesh, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, U.S. Naval Academy, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, wander the streets of Times Square, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and finally wander the streets of Washington Square Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City journey planning tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
Greenwich Village ©
Greenwich Village

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