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

Start: Nashville
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Nashville

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Antietam National Battlefield and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Get outdoors at Tidal Basin and Old Rag Mountain Hike. Venture out of the city with trips to R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery (in Washington), Inside Ski Training Center (in Leesburg) and Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC tour planner.

Nashville to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nashville to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in February: highs in Washington DC hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Antietam National Battlefield, Old Rag Mountain Hike, R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, Mount Vernon Trail
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hudson River Greenway. Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in March, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (49°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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