6 days in New York City, Philadelphia & Washington DC Itinerary

6 days in New York City, Philadelphia & Washington DC Itinerary

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6 days in New York City, Philadelphia & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Lima
Fly:  14​h
1
New York City
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Lima

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then don't miss a visit to Central Park. On the next day, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planner .

Lima, Peru to New York City is an approximately 14-hour flight. In October, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 11th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally stroll through Wissahickon Valley Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel website .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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