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

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

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

Dublin
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Dublin

3
days
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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and admire the landmark architecture of Federal Hall.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to New York City is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for a bit warmer days in New York City, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Sightseeing Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building

2
days
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.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, then ponder the world of politics at The White House, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC holiday planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Sightseeing Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art
The White House

1
day
Philadelphia

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the striking features of Independence Hall, make a trip to Franklin Square, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally stroll through Wissahickon Valley Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia vacation planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Sightseeing
Highlights from your plan
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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