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

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

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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fishpaws Marketplace (in Arnold), St. Michaels (Lyon Rum Distillery & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Sagamore Spirit Distillery (in Baltimore). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

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Atlanta to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in December, things will get slightly colder in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

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Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Borgata Casino in Atlantic City (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Boathouse Row, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, shop like a local with Rittenhouse Square, and learn the secrets of beer at Philly Brew Tours.

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You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

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Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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