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

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

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ground Zero Museum Workshop and New York Public Library. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Heights Promenade for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, visit Greenwich Village, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and take a stroll through SoHo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City visit planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Michener Art Museum, examine the collection at Glencairn Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally admire the striking features of Boathouse Row. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then view the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia online tour itinerary maker.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C.
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