17 days in Pittsburgh, Washington DC & Philadelphia Itinerary

17 days in Pittsburgh, Washington DC & Philadelphia Itinerary

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17 days in Pittsburgh, Washington DC & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Inverness
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
3
Philadelphia
— 8 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Inverness

2
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, admire the natural beauty at Renziehausen Park Rose Garden, and then wander the streets of The Strip District. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, explore and take pictures at PNC Park, and then look for gifts at Larrimor's.

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Inverness, UK to Pittsburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Inverness to Pittsburgh, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inverness in September; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Renziehausen Park Rose Garden, Fallingwater
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Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
The Strip District ©
The Strip District
Carnegie Museum of Natural History ©

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Shop till you drop at Fell's Point and R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Bloomery Plantation Distillery (in Charles Town), Ferry Park (in Rock Hall) and Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and do a tasting at Thanksgiving Farm Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Baltimore, Thanksgiving Farm Winery, Bloomery Plantation Distillery, Copper Fox Distillery, Old Town
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

8
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rittenhouse Square and Boathouse Row. Shop till you drop at Reading Terminal Market and Kitchen Kettle Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Atlantic City Boardwalk (in Atlantic City), Cape May City Beaches (in Cape May) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sesame Place. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Brandywine River Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, contemplate the long history of Valley Forge National Historical Park, and explore the galleries of Independence Hall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia, Kitchen Kettle Village, Cape May City Beaches, Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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