12 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

12 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
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New York City
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New York City

New York City ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ground Zero Museum Workshop and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley), Philadelphia (Independence National Historical Park, Rodin Museum, &more) and Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dumbo, admire the masterpieces at The Met Cloisters, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in 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.
On the 26th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building, then admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker app.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly; or drive. November in Washington DC sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Explore hidden gems such as Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Fifth Avenue. Visiting Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Bushkill Falls will get you outdoors. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Stoutridge Vineyard (in Marlboro), Yale University Art Gallery (in New Haven) and Rockland Bakery (in Nanuet). See even more of New York City: explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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