51 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

51 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

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51 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 29 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 20 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Zurich

29
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Bronx Zoo. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Rockaway Beach (in Far Rockaway) and Yankee Stadium (in Bronx). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Bronx, Rockaway Beach
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

20
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Longwood Gardens and Cape May County Park & Zoo. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Jersey Shore Alpacas (in Cape May), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sesame Place. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wissahickon Valley Park, make a trip to Franklin Square, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia day trip tool .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lancaster, Jersey Shore Alpacas, Chanticleer, Stone Harbor Point, North Wildwood Beach
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

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