13 days in New York City, Pennsylvania & Ohio Itinerary

13 days in New York City, Pennsylvania & Ohio Itinerary

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13 days in New York City, Pennsylvania & Ohio Itinerary

Start: George Town, Grand Cayman
Fly + foot:  5​h
1
New York City
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Philadelphia
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
3
Dayton
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: George Town, Grand Cayman


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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.
On the 21st (Sat), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City holiday site .

George Town, Cayman Islands to New York City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from George Town in December, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

6
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing (in King of Prussia). There's still lots to do: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planning site .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing, Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing, Harrah's Philadelphia, Bury The Hatchet Bensalem - Axe Throwing
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Urban Axes Philadelphia ©
Urban Axes Philadelphia
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park

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Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Venture out of the city with trips to Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve (in Yellow Springs), Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield) and Cincinnati (Houdini's Room Escape & JACK Cincinnati Casino). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, expand your understanding of the military at Dayton National Cemetery, have some family-friendly fun at Miami Valley Gaming, and admire the masterpieces at Dayton Metro Library.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dayton tour planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Philadelphia to Dayton takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, expect Dayton to be a bit cooler, temps between 6°C and -3°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Jungle Jim's International Market, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Ark Encounter, Miami Valley Gaming
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Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

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