7 days in Washington DC, Pennsylvania & New York City Itinerary

7 days in Washington DC, Pennsylvania & New York City Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Dallas to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in March: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 55°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Fonthill Castle, wander the streets of Boathouse Row, and then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Philadelphia, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

New York City

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Statue of Liberty National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

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You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In March in New York City, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.