16 days in New York City, Washington DC & Denver Itinerary

16 days in New York City, Washington DC & Denver Itinerary

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1
New York City
— 5 nights
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
3
Denver
— 4 nights
4
New York City
— 1 night

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online attractions planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in New York City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for Washington DC on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Top of the Rock ©
Top of the Rock

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip planner.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). You will leave for Denver on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Colorado Springs (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Garden of the Gods, &more). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip planning app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Denver in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Denver. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get little chillier in Denver: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Colorado Springs
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Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Beer Tastings & Tours

1
night
New York City

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, thenstroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, thenget great views at One World Observatory, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): walk around Bryant Park, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, thenget a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City day trip site.

Getting from Denver to New York City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to New York City is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Denver in April since evenings lows in New York City dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Speed Boats Tours
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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