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

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

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

Start: Manchester
Fly + Bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Manchester

7
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.
Visiting Narwhal Yacht Charters and Gateway National Recreation will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Central Park Zoo, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City route planner.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to New York City. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some cultural insight at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence Hall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Elfreth's Alley and Independence National Historical Park. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, make a trip to 30th Street Station Philadelphia, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and get a taste of the local shopping with Rittenhouse Square.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia holiday planner.

Take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Elfreth's Alley ©
Elfreth's Alley

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Antietam National Battlefield and Washington National Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, ponder the world of politics at White House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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