15 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

15 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 7 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive

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New York City

— 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum of Jewish Heritage, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Grand Central Terminal, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like New York Public Library and Frick Collection. Visiting Sam's Point Preserve and Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City. In October, New York City is little chillier than Tel Aviv - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and then examine the collection at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia road trip site.

You can drive from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. October in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shenandoah National Park

— 3 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
You'll explore and learn at Cooter's in the Country and Cooter's in Luray. Visit New Market State Historical Park and Dean Cemetery for their historical value. There's still lots to do: hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Overall Run Falls, and get some jogging in at Limberlost Trail.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Shenandoah National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): expand your understanding of the military at U.S. Naval Academy, then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at 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 admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. 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 · Parks

Side Trips