30 days in Pittsburgh, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

30 days in Pittsburgh, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
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Washington DC
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New York City
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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©

City of Bridges

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Bicycle Heaven and Pittsburgh Glass Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mount Washington and Johnstown Flood National Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pittsburgh: Mill Creek Park (in Canfield), Coopers Rock State Forest (in Bruceton Mills) and Cheat Lake Trail (in Morgantown). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Friendship Hill National Historic Site. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Hartwood Acres, look for gifts at Larrimor's, play a few rounds at Birdsfoot Golf Club, and grab your bike and head to Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Pittsburgh. In December in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Johnstown Flood National Memorial ©
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery. Visit Washington National Cathedral and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Inside Ski Training Center (in Leesburg), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC journey planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 51°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Devils Den
Devils Den
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Tenement Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Side Trips

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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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