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

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

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

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  18​h
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art and then take a stroll through Annapolis Historic District.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary site .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Washington DC is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Washington DC is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in November, things will get much colder in Washington DC: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Annapolis Historic District, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue) and Peconic River Herb Farm (in Calverton). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November in New York City, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Peconic River Herb Farm, Quogue Wildlife Refuge
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 14th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and then admire the striking features of Independence Hall. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, browse the fresh offerings at Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market, and then listen to music at Longwood Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bird in Hand, Longwood Gardens, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, Ephrata Cloister
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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