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:  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 The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder app.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to New York City is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
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 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Mount Vernon Trail in Arlington, approximately Arlington away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC journey builder.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off 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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