32 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

32 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Washington DC is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Addis Ababa in April: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. You will leave for Philadelphia on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Washington DC

Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Georgetown University ©
Georgetown University
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

9
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bow Tie Tours as well as City Hall Visitor Center. Head to Reading Terminal Market and Philadelphia's Magic Gardensfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. Change things up with a short trip to Atlantic City Boardwalk in Atlantic City (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Independence National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Powel House, stop by Boathouse Row, walk around Washington Square Park, and admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Side Trip

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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Washington Square Park ©
Washington Square Park

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Mall and Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument House and Museum. See even more of Washington DC: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of Saint Mary, and ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC tour planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National Mall ©
National Mall
The Basilica of Saint Mary ©
The Basilica of Saint Mary

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and then take a stroll through Times Square.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Capitol Hill and Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. See even more of Washington DC: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at The Jefferson Pier, ponder the world of politics at White House, and take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Hill ©
Capitol Hill
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site ©
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
The Jefferson Pier ©
The Jefferson Pier

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