24 days in Washington DC, Pennsylvania & New York State Itinerary

24 days in Washington DC, Pennsylvania & New York State Itinerary

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24 days in Washington DC, Pennsylvania & New York State Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. Change things up with a short trip to The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring in Sandy Spring (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, browse the collection at Library of Congress, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder site .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Washington DC is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, plan for much colder days in Washington DC, with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art and then take in the pleasant sights at Longwood Gardens. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Sesame Place.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Theme Parks Nightlife Classes

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Sesame Place
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Sesame Place ©
Sesame Place
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

6
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Attractions like The Strong National Museum of Play and Aquarium of Niagara make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Letchworth State Park (in Castile) and Frontier Field (in Rochester). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, don't miss a visit to Old Falls Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Philadelphia to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, things will get slightly colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rochester, Niagara Jet Adventures, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Letchworth State Park
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Skaneateles Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Clinton Square. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Destiny USA.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Syracuse trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Skaneateles Lake
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Rosamond Gifford Zoo ©
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Skaneateles Lake ©
Skaneateles Lake
Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Syracuse to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Syracuse in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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