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

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

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

Start: Zeeland
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Philadelphia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Zeeland

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and get advice or help at Library of Congress.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Zeeland to Washington DC is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zeeland in June; daily highs in Washington DC reach 86°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Capitol ©
United States Capitol

few
hours
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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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.
One World Trade Center has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation tool .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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