5 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

5 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA visit planner

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Washington DC
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
On the 7th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation builder tool.

Philadelphia to Washington DC is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Washington DC are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Nature

New York City

— 3 nights

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites