4 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

4 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

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4 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
New York City
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
London

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hours
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.
To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC online itinerary creator.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Washington DC is minus 5 hours. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Archives Museum

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Philadelphia

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall
Reading Terminal Market

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue
9/11 Memorial
Tiffany & Co.

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