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

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

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

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

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  21​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  23​h
End: Singapore

4
nights
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and walk around The High Line.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City online day trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to New York City is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to New York City is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
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.
On the 26th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then gain insight at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and finally get your game on at Urban Axes Philadelphia.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Philadelphia ©
Urban Axes Philadelphia
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Similar Plans

15 days in New York City & Boston BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in New York City BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in New York City, Philadelphia & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Washington DC & New York City BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in New York City, Las Vegas & San Francisco BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in New York City, Washington DC & Miami BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in New York City BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in New York City, Philadelphia & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans