Route & dates
7 days in Mid Atlantic Itinerary
Start: Baton Rouge
Washington DC— 2 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
New York City— 3 nights
bus: 1h 30min
Philadelphia— 1 night
Fly: 6h 15min
End: Baton Rouge
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 9th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
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Baton Rouge to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Baton Rouge to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.
Things to do in Washington DC
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.New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.
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You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Philadelphia.
Things to do in New York City
The City of Brotherly Love
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally stroll through Wissahickon Valley Park.
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You can take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.