12 days in New York City, Bethlehem & Washington DC Itinerary

12 days in New York City, Bethlehem & Washington DC Itinerary

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12 days in New York City, Bethlehem & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bethlehem
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: London

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planning website .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bethlehem.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
nights
Bethlehem

Bethlehem ©
Listed among "Money" magazine's "Top 100 Places to Live," Bethlehem is dominated by shopping and the state's largest casino resort.
Valley Forge National Historical Park and Hoover Mason Trestle will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bethlehem's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Knoebels Amusement Resort (in Elysburg). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Colonial Industrial Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at SteelStacks, get lost in a book at Linderman Library, and try to win big at Sands Casino.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bethlehem trip planner .

Traveling by car from New York City to Bethlehem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for little chillier nights in Bethlehem, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Knoebels Amusement Resort
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Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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.
Gettysburg National Military Park and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Washington DC to go to Frederick and see Dragon Distillery, LLC, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Bethlehem to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bethlehem in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Dragon Distillery, LLC, Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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