11 days in Washington DC & Philadelphia Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC & Philadelphia Itinerary

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11 days in Washington DC & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gettysburg National Military Park and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Washington National Cathedral and National Mall will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Washington DC to go to Gettysburg and see Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC tour planner.

Dallas to Washington DC is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect Washington DC to be a bit cooler, temps between 86°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some cultural insight at Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valley Forge National Historical Park and Liberty Bell Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, engage your brain at The Franklin Institute, contemplate the long history of Independence National Historical Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Washington Square Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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