27 days in New York City, Pennsylvania & Washington DC Itinerary

27 days in New York City, Pennsylvania & Washington DC Itinerary

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27 days in New York City, Pennsylvania & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 5 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to New York City is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in February, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Philadelphia driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Classes

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Harrah's Philadelphia
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Laurel Mountain Ski Resort in Boswell (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, admire all the interesting features of Mount Washington, have some family-friendly fun at LumberjAxes, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul Cathedral.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh day trip app .

You can fly from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort, Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Laurel Mountain Ski Resort ©
Laurel Mountain Ski Resort

3
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Step out of Gettysburg with an excursion to Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In March, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In March, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Gettysburg - with highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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