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

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

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  22 h
End: Brisbane

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.
9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Ellis Island and Seaport District NYC for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, get some fabulous bargains at GemsNY, and take in the exciting artwork at Sotheby's.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online road trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to New York City is an approximately 23- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and subway. Traveling from Brisbane to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Brisbane, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Rodin Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Visit Elfreth's Alley and Christ Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Pine Hills Antique Mall (in Reinholds), Kitchen Kettle Village (in Intercourse) and Ephrata Cloister (in Ephrata). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, browse the collection at Rosenbach Museum and Library, explore the wide array of goods at Good's Store, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pete's Produce Farm at Westtown School, Good's Store, Pine Hills Antique Mall, Kitchen Kettle Village, Ephrata Cloister
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Washington National Cathedral. Do your shopping at Eastern Market and National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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