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

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

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

Start: New York City
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
New York City
— 5 nights
End: New York City

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Christ Church. Head to Reading Terminal Market and Atlantic City Boardwalkfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, take a stroll through Society Hill, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip maker website .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Atlantic City Boardwalk, Longwood Gardens
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Newseum, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
Newseum ©
Newseum

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes United Nations Headquarters, Dumbo, The High Line, and other attractions. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and Times Square. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, go for a walk through Central Park, and grab your bike and head to East River Waterfront Esplanade.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dumbo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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