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

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

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

Start: St. Petersburg
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: St. Petersburg

8
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for their historical value. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art capture your imagination. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

St. Petersburg, Russia to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to New York City due to the time zone difference. In December, New York City is somewhat warmer than St. Petersburg - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Ellis Island

6
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Philadelphia Museum of Art and Franklin Court. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valley Forge National Historical Park and Powel House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia planning website .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

6
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.
National Gallery of Art and The National Archives Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Horseshoe Casino), Dragon Distillery, LLC (in Frederick) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, steep yourself in history at Old Stone House, and gain insight at Georgetown University.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Arlington, Baltimore, Gettysburg, Dragon Distillery, LLC, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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