10 days in Philadelphia, Lancaster & Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in Philadelphia, Lancaster & Washington DC Itinerary

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10 days in Philadelphia, Lancaster & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Syracuse

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Morris Arboretum has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunset Beach and Liberty Bell Center. Escape the urban bustle at Hickory Run State Park and Valley Forge National Historical Park. There's more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall and steep yourself in history at City Hall.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia driving holiday app .

Syracuse to Philadelphia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Syracuse in June: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hickory Run State Park, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Sunset Beach
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Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
Hickory Run State Park ©
Hickory Run State Park
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

3
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Root's Country Market & Auction and then putt your heart out at Village Greens Miniature Golf.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Lancaster trip tool .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lancaster are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Lancaster

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Wildwood Park, Cullari Vineyards and Winery, Village Greens Miniature Golf, Root's Country Market & Auction
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Wildwood Park ©
Wildwood Park
Cullari Vineyards and Winery ©
Cullari Vineyards and Winery
Village Greens Miniature Golf ©
Village Greens Miniature Golf

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tomb of the Unknowns, Tidal Basin and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Capitol Hill. There's more to do: take a stroll through Old Town and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC driving holiday website .

You can drive from Lancaster to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Lancaster in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Tomb of the Unknowns, Old Town, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Old Town ©
Old Town

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