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

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

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

Start: Helsinki
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning site .

Helsinki, Finland to Washington DC is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Helsinki to Washington DC. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Attractions like Longwood Gardens and The Franklin Institute make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, meet the residents at Philadelphia Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wissahickon Valley Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Museums, #Nightlife

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo
The Franklin Institute ©
The Franklin Institute

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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