41 days in State College, Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

41 days in State College, Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  30 h
1
State College
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Philadelphia
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
New York City
— 26 nights
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Explore State College's surroundings by going to Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown), Schellsburg / Shawnee Loop (in Bedford) and Flight 93 Memorial Chapel (in Stonycreek Township). Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, get your game on at Escape Room Inc, hike along Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, and explore the world behind art at Palmer Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our State College itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to State College is an approximately 30- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Melbourne to State College, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in State College to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in State College

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Flight 93 National Memorial, Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, Schellsburg / Shawnee Loop, Thousand Steps Trail, Flight 93 Memorial Chapel
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The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial
Penn State University ©
Penn State University

6
nights
Philadelphia

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Cape May (Jersey Shore Alpacas & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing (in Lawrenceville). And it doesn't end there: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer, and get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum and Library.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from State College to Philadelphia in 3.5 hours. Traveling from State College in October, things will get a bit warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wilmington, Cape May, Chanticleer, Timber Creek Park, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

26
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). There's still lots to do: walk around Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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