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
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
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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.
For shopping fun, head to SoHo or Fifth Avenue. Explore hidden gems such as Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the world behind art at Michener Art Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Glencairn Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally wander the streets of Boathouse Row. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

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You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of 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: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, then view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

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Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips