11 days in Philadelphia, Washington DC & Manhattan Itinerary

11 days in Philadelphia, Washington DC & Manhattan Itinerary

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11 days in Philadelphia, Washington DC & Manhattan Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+3
bus + Fly + foot + train:  15​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Manhattan
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Independence National Historical Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Choo Choo Barn and Rodin Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur), Ronks (Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania & Cherry Crest Adventure Farm) and Speed Boats Tours (in Ocean City). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of American Jewish History and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia day trip tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Philadelphia is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. In September, Philadelphia is slightly colder than Jerusalem - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ronks, Ocean City, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Choo Choo Barn
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Independence National Historical Park ©

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shriver House Museum and The National Archives Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gettysburg Museum of History and National Portrait Gallery. Step out of Washington DC to go to Gettysburg and see Gettysburg National Cemetery, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, take a stroll through Capitol Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Manhattan.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens ©
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

2
nights
Manhattan

Manhattan ©
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Manhattan River Trail, then see the interesting displays at OZ Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, and then see a world frozen in time at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manhattan online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Washington DC to Manhattan. Traveling from Washington DC to Manhattan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Manhattan when traveling from Washington DC in October, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manhattan

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Abilene, Junction City, OZ Museum
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OZ Museum ©
OZ Museum
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad ©

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