3 days in District of Columbia & Philadelphia Itinerary

3 days in District of Columbia & Philadelphia Itinerary

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3 days in District of Columbia & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at White House, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Washington DC. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

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You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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