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

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

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

Start: Wichita
Fly + foot:  7​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Wichita

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City day trip planner.

Wichita to New York City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Wichita to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wichita in June, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape May Lighthouse and Barnes Foundation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape May City Beaches and Cape May National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Stone Harbor (The Wetlands Institute & Stone Harbor Point) and Wildwood Beach (in Wildwood). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and admire all the interesting features of Independence National Historical Park.

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Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stone Harbor, Cape May, Wildwood Beach, Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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