7 days in Washington DC, Virginia Beach & New York City Itinerary

7 days in Washington DC, Virginia Beach & New York City Itinerary

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Start: Helen
+2
Drive + Fly + Subway:  7 h
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  8 h
End: Helen

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Ford's Theatre. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning app.

Helen to Washington DC is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of car, flight, and subway. You can also do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Helen in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Washington DC. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

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Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Sandbridge Beach and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Virginia Beach road trip planning website.

Getting from Washington DC to Virginia Beach by combination of subway and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

3
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 get in some beach time at Gunnison Beach and Long Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Sandy Hook to see Gateway National Recreation about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, stop by Tiffany & Co., and get a tailor-made plan with Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City vacation builder site.

Getting from Virginia Beach to New York City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sandy Hook, Long Beach
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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