8 days in New York City & Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in New York City & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Newark

4
nights
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City online tour planner .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, get your game on at Urban Axes Philadelphia, get into the urban bustle at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Bury The Hatchet Bensalem - Axe Throwing
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Philadelphia ©
Urban Axes Philadelphia
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park

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