5 days in Philadelphia, Lancaster County & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Philadelphia, Lancaster County & Washington DC Itinerary

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5 days in Philadelphia, Lancaster County & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bird in Hand
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia online route maker .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Bird in Hand.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

1
night
Bird in Hand

Bird in Hand ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, and then find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bird in Hand trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Bird in Hand takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, Bird in Hand is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Bird in Hand

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Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, Dutch Wonderland
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Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Bird in Hand Farmers Market ©
Bird in Hand Farmers Market

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at White House, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC travel route tool .

Getting from Bird in Hand to Washington DC by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Bird in Hand in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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