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

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

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

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

1
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rocky Statue, Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall. On the 5th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

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London, UK to Philadelphia is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

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Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market

1
day
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.
You've added Bike and Roll DC, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at The White House, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and finally cruise the town with Bike and Roll DC.

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Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

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Bike and Roll DC
Bike and Roll DC
The White House ©
The White House
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument

2
days
New York City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Central Park as well as 9/11 Memorial. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and then don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Central Park ©
Central Park
American Museum of Natural History ©
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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