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

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

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

Start: Addis Ababa
Fly:  25​h
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Philadelphia
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Addis Ababa

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes DC by Foot as well as Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, gain insight at Georgetown University, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC journey website .

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Washington DC is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Addis Ababa in April; daily highs in Washington DC reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. You will leave for Philadelphia on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Georgetown University ©
Georgetown University
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

9
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
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. Get some historical perspective at Independence Hall and Franklin Court. Do your shopping at Reading Terminal Market and Atlantic City Boardwalk. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Washington Square Park, get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Philadelphia, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Atlantic City Boardwalk
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Washington Square Park ©
Washington Square Park

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
National Mall and The Basilica of Saint Mary will appeal to history buffs. See some other sides of Washington DC: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of American History, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Side Trips

Silver Spring Library, The Basilica of Saint Mary
Highlights from your plan
National Mall ©
National Mall
The Basilica of Saint Mary ©
The Basilica of Saint Mary

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and then take a stroll through Times Square.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City online road trip planner .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

7
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and The Jefferson Pier will appeal to history buffs. See some other sides of Washington DC: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Washington DC hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
The Jefferson Pier ©
The Jefferson Pier

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