16 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

16 days in Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Antietam National Battlefield and Washington National Cathedral. Shop till you drop at The Christmas Haus and Madame Tussauds DC. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park) and Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, browse the exhibits of Gari Melchers Home and Studio, contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC journey builder tool.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Washington DC is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Washington DC is minus 13 hours. In December, Washington DC is much warmer than Ulaanbaatar - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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