15 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

15 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

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15 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: New York City

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museum of Jewish Heritage, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Grand Central Terminal, and other attractions. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Venture out of the city with trips to Sam's Point Preserve (in Cragsmoor) and Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge (in Wallkill). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Pompeii, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City is minus 7 hours. In October, New York City is a bit cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, Sam's Point Preserve, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then examine the collection at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia day trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

3
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Rag Mountain Hike and Limberlost Trail. You'll explore and learn at Cooter's in Luray and Cooter's in the Country. Change things up with a short trip to New Market State Historical Park in New Market (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hawksbill Mountain, stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery, and admire the sheer force of Overall Run Falls.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park tour planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Shenandoah National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

New Market State Historical Park, Cooter's in Luray, Cooter's in the Country
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
New Market State Historical Park ©
New Market State Historical Park
Limberlost Trail ©
Limberlost Trail

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.
On the 15th (Tue), expand your understanding of the military at U.S. Naval Academy, then wander the streets of Capitol Hill, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online trip builder .

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and subway. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Academy, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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