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

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Washington DC
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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Washington DC — 3 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning app.

Lyon, France to Washington DC is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Lyon to Washington DC, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lyon in August since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Step out of Philadelphia to go to Hershey and see Hersheypark, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, admire the landmark architecture of Boathouse Row, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to New York City.
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New York City — 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step out of New York City with an excursion to Coney Island in Brooklyn--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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