13 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

13 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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13 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 8 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
End: New York City

8
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, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Horseshoe Casino about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC attractions tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

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