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
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
London

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia vacation trip planner.

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, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping
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Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Eastern Market
Eastern Market

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue and then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, stroll through Bronx Zoo, and then stop by Tiffany & Co..

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 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. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New York City

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Bronx Zoo
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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