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

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

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1
New York City
— 5 nights
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
3
Philadelphia
— 4 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and SoHo. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, look for gifts at The Strand Bookstore, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary planning tool.

Lille, France to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Lille in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Museums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Soldier's Delight Natural Environment Area (in Owings Mills), Hidden Pond Nature Center (in Springfield) and Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria.

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Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Soldier's Delight Natural Environment Area, Gulf Branch Nature Center, Hidden Pond Nature Center, Loch Raven Reservoir, Indian Head Rail Trail
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Loch Raven Reservoir ©
Loch Raven Reservoir
Hidden Oaks Nature Center ©
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Soldier's Delight Natural Environment Area ©
Soldier's Delight Natural Environment Area

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
For shopping fun, head to Reading Terminal Market or Rittenhouse Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Green Lane Nature Center (in Green Lane). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, gain insight at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia holiday maker site.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Palmyra Cove Nature Park, Green Lane Nature Center
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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge ©
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College ©
The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

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