13 days in New York City, Washington DC & Toronto Itinerary

13 days in New York City, Washington DC & Toronto Itinerary

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New York City, United States
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Washington DC, United States
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Toronto, Canada
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New York City, United States

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've now added Yankee Stadium to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New York Public Library and Greenwich Village. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Philadelphia (Eastern State Penitentiary & Philadelphia Museum of Art). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

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Hong Kong, China to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 13 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hong Kong in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Washington DC.

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Washington DC, United States

— 3 nights
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 a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Explore hidden gems such as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and National Portrait Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park & Old Town). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Toronto.

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Toronto, Canada

— 4 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Distillery District and Niagara River Recreation Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Ontario Museum and Caroline Cellars Family Estate Winery. Step out of Toronto with an excursion to HMCS Haida National Historic Site in Hamilton--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Casa Loma, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and contemplate the long history of The Tollkeeper's Cottage.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Toronto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Toronto is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

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New York City, United States

Big Apple

Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero, and then steep yourself in history at World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

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Getting from Toronto to New York City by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

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