22 days in New York City, Washington DC & Miami Itinerary

22 days in New York City, Washington DC & Miami Itinerary

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New York City
— 8 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Miami
— 7 nights
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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.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ponquogue Beach and Cupsogue Beach County Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley) and Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary planning app.

Cape Town, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Art and James Madison's Montpelier. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Glassworks Gallery (in Sperryville). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online travel planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

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Miami

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Shop till you drop at Dolphin Mall and Lincoln Road. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wynwood Walls and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park) and Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale Beach Park & Las Olas Beach). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami online attractions planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Miami at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

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