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

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

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

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Times Square.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip site .

Valletta, Malta to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Valletta in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur), Hagley Museum and Library (in Wilmington) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and trek along Schuylkill River Trail.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia online trip maker .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Hagley Museum and Library
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip site .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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