16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

16 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  26 h
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly + Subway:  3 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City holiday builder app.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or fly. Traveling from Sydney to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough 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
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

5
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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Mount Vernon Trail in Arlington, approximately Arlington away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, browse the collection at Library of Congress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC sightseeing website.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by combination of flight and subway takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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