8 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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8 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Cairo

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Antietam National Battlefield and Loch Raven Reservoir. Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online travel planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Washington DC is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to Washington DC. Traveling from Cairo in October, things will get slightly colder in Washington DC: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Horseshoe Casino, Loch Raven Reservoir
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Loch Raven Reservoir ©
Loch Raven Reservoir

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.
Get outdoors at East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take a stroll through Times Square, and shop like a local with Fifth Avenue.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Shopping
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Eastern Market ©
Eastern Market
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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