8 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

8 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

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Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Train
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Asheboro
— 2 nights
Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Minneapolis

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City journey builder tool.

Minneapolis to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally make a trip to 30th Street Station.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

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 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Asheboro.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Asheboro

— 2 nights
Asheboro is a city in and the county seat of Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. On the 4th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Dan Nicholas Park and then see the interesting displays at North Carolina Transportation Museum. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Uwharrie Crystalline, then get to know the resident critters at North Carolina Zoo, and then hike along Richland Creek Canopy Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Asheboro holiday planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Asheboro in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Asheboro

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

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