11 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Washington DC
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New York City
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New York City

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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 Union Station, International Spy Museum, The White House, and other attractions. On the 12th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at The White House, get from place to place with Union Station, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally see the interesting displays at International Spy Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planner.

New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Washington DC hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ellis Island, New York Public Library, The Museum of Modern Art, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: highs in New York City hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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