13 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

13 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

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13 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Paphos

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, then go for a walk through Times Square, and finally pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. On your second day here, take a stroll through Carnegie Hill, then stroll through Bronx Zoo, and then choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker website .

Paphos, Cyprus to New York City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Paphos to New York City. Traveling from Paphos in September, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, steep yourself in history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Powel House, and finally wander the streets of Society Hill.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Kitchen Kettle Village, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

1
day
New York City

New York City ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, meet the residents at Central Park Zoo, and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Central Park Zoo ©
Central Park Zoo

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
On the 17th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then stroll the grounds of Christ Church, and finally explore and take pictures at Washington Square Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of City Hall, meet the residents at Philadelphia Zoo, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, then explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, then trek along Stroud Preserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Powel House.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner .

You can take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Harrah's Philadelphia, Stroud Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

1
day
New York City

New York City ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Ellis Island, take a stroll through Carnegie Hill, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Girlfriend NYC.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
Carnegie Hill ©
Carnegie Hill

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at The Franklin Institute, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, admire all the interesting features of Independence National Historical Park, then steep yourself in history at Powel House, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia route planner.

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, The Amish Farm and House, Kitchen Kettle Village, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

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