8 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Gateway National Recreation. New York Public Library and Frick Collection will appeal to museum buffs. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Fire Island National Seashore in Patchogue, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder tool .

Atlanta to New York City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Nature, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Fire Island National Seashore, Jenkinson's Boardwalk
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Fire Island National Seashore ©
Fire Island National Seashore
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Skyline Drive and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. You'll explore and learn at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center and Newseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Gettysburg National Military Park). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Skyline Drive
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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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