8 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

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

— 3 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip app.

Athens, Greece to Washington DC is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Athens to Washington DC, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

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.
To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip maker.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. 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

New York City

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial and then walk around Central Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip app.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods