5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 1 night
New York City
— 3 nights


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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC route maker.

Philadelphia to Washington DC is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow 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: make a trip to Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: highs in New York City hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 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 · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.