4 days in Pennsylvania & New York State Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania & New York State Itinerary

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4 days in Pennsylvania & New York State Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h
1
Philadelphia
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Buffalo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 30th (Fri), hike along Kelly Drive and then stroll through Schuylkill River Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia online trip itinerary planner .

Chicago to Philadelphia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to New York City.

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Kelly Drive ©
Kelly Drive

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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.
On the 31st (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, then don't miss a visit to Times Square, and then browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Buffalo.

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Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Speed Boats Tours

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night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Buffalo online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Buffalo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, Buffalo is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

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Niagara Falls
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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