8 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

8 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

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

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.
Gateway National Recreation and Fifth Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Narwhal Yacht Charters, wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online holiday builder .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and finally explore the galleries of Independence Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia road trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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