20 days in New York City, Washington DC & Montreal Itinerary

20 days in New York City, Washington DC & Montreal Itinerary

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20 days in New York City, Washington DC & Montreal Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly + bus:  19​h
1
New York City, United States
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Montreal, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

9
nights
New York City, United States

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton), Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park) and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie). The adventure continues: make a trip to Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and walk around Brooklyn Bridge Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to New York City is minus 2 hours. In November, New York City is much colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Grounds For Sculpture
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Washington DC, United States

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.
On the 20th (Wed), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): explore the galleries of U.S. Naval Academy, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, U.S. Naval Academy
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Walking tours

4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Change things up with a short trip to Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Kerhonkson (about 1h 50 min away). See even more of New York City: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Times Square Church, and admire the local landmark of Bethesda Fountain.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Montreal.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minnewaska State Park Preserve
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American Museum of Natural History ©
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art
Broadway ©
Broadway

3
nights
Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
You've added Place d'Armes, Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Jean-Talon Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: walk around Mount Royal Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jean-Talon Market, then explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and finally pause for some photo ops at Place d'Armes.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montreal trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Montreal in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: high temperatures in Montreal hover around 6°C and lows are around 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Shopping Museums
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Mount Royal Park ©
Mount Royal Park
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Jean-Talon Market ©
Jean-Talon Market

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