7 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & New York State Itinerary

7 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & New York State Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights

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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 18th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at White House and then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC travel route planner.

Los Angeles to Washington DC is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC is 3 hours. In October, Washington DC is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

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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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 20th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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New York City

New York City ©

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll around The High Line, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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