3 days in Washington DC & Philadelphia Itinerary

3 days in Washington DC & Philadelphia Itinerary

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3 days in Washington DC & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: New York City
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Washington DC
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
End: New York City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral and then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary maker site .

New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in January, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

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Arlington
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Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
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 21st (Mon): take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, wander the streets of Society Hill, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Elfreth's Alley ©
Elfreth's Alley
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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