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

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
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New York City — 5 nights

Big Apple

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

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If you are flying in from Finland, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Philadelphia — 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Longwood Gardens. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

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Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Washington DC — 2 nights

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 8th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

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Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C.
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