I have 3 weeks saved up vacation time, and I need it! I'm thinking to go to NYC then take Amtrak to DC. I also would like to take a day to see fall foliage if possible, maybe on a train?
How should I split my time between the two cities? Is there a better time to take the Amtrak (weekend, weekdays)?
Also, I haven't yet bought plane tickets. I'd like to go in either late September or October before it gets too cold (and before I burnout at work!!). What would you recommend as good dates that don't conflict with huge events in the city when hotel prices would be inflated? I'm traveling solo.