8 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

8 days in New York City & Philadelphia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City

— 4 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.
9/11 Memorial and Belvedere Castle will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll around The High Line, and visit Times Square.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City day trip app.

San Francisco to New York City is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Amish Country. Visit Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence Hall for their historical value. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip builder app.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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