• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
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On this New York to Washington DC day trip, you can see the top sights of the nation’s capital in one day, with all transportation and entrance fees included. Travel by van or bus to DC, where you’ll take a panoramic sightseeing tour past major landmarks like the White House, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Plus, visit Arlington Cemetery and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.


  • Full-day trip to Washington DC from New York
  • Guided panoramic tour of Washington DC
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your tour guide
  • Air conditioned transportation in a deluxe van or bus
  • Free wifi on bus

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Washington DC Day Trip from New York

Washington DC from New York

our day trip to Washington DC from New York begins with the drive south from the city, passing through the East Coast states of Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland before arriving in the US capital.

When you arrive, start your DC sightseeing tour at Arlington Cemetery where you can visit JFK's gravesite. Then take a drive through the city center to admire landmarks like the domed Capitol building and the White House before visiting the National Air and Space Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institute. Finally, enjoy photo ops at some of DC’s most famous attractions, clustered around the National Mall—the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Korean War Veterans Memorial. Then start the drive back to NYC, where your day trip ends.

Please note:
This tour is scheduled to stop in front of the White House and the Capitol building for commentary and photo ops, but please know that occasionally this is not possible due to security issues in Washington. If this occurs during your tour, the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.

Customer Reviews

Scott G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Had to be talked into this one by my travelling companions but am super happy I was. Great day and highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Highly recommended tour for you who have not more time to explore all USA.
Save your money, because no need reserve the hotel, transportation etc.
It is worth it. All of icon in Washington you will be visiting.

Finn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great experience, lot of different bucket list visits in Washington and a great guide!!

Keith B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

enjoyed every minute the guide was so professional efficient and personable all we could have wished for and more WASHINGTONAMAZING this was our first trip to NEW YORK and WASHINGTON we will certainly be back and head straight for our next tour dates

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great introduction to Washington, Via NYC Would visit again.
Claudia I think her name is...very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Have recommended trip already to others.

Michael O United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This is an excellent tour. Originally I did this in June 2015 but never got round to posting a review. However, I did enjoy the tour enough to book it again which I did last month. The second tour was even better as the operator has improved the itinerary. The first time we went it included a stop at Madame Tussaud's which is fine except nobody goes DC to visit Madame Tussauds! This has now been replaced by a stop at Arlington cemetery and JFK's grave which is a massive improvement. The tour is well run and both guides were absolutely fantastic. On the most recent trip we were disappointed as the tour guide said there would be a cordon around the White House due to the there being a function there. However, this worked out better as the first time we visited the White House it was impossible to get nice pictures as it was too crowded but the small cordon they had around the perimeter actually allowed us to take much better photos of this iconic building.

caoki808 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Coming from Hawaii with only a sort time in New York we wanted a our that could cover the highlights of New York. We found that with Viator. We are planning another trip and plan to use Viator again for that city. I recommend Viator for their professionalism and organized tours.

Sarah C Ireland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fantastic trip. Ben tour guide very informed and easy to listen to. Day was well planned out and we saw more than we hoped for. Just be warned it was just gone 10 pm when we got back to New York. So it is a very long day but well worth doing. Will definitely do some more trips with this company.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was great. Saw many famous sights with a team of knowledgeable and fun guides. A long day, but most enjoyable.

Paul M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a truly marvellous experience. Americans have every good reason to be proud of their capital. The guide was fantastic, but then he had a lot to talk about and show us. For visitors I believe the impact of seeing Capital Hill and Arlington Cemetery, especially the Korean showpiece, overwhelm the observer, far more than any movie can dispel. This is a trip well worth sitting on your bottom for 8 hours.

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