7 days in New York City, Pennsylvania & Washington DC Itinerary

7 days in New York City, Pennsylvania & Washington DC Itinerary

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7 days in New York City, Pennsylvania & Washington DC Itinerary

San Diego
Fly + bus:  8​h
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
San Diego

3
days
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.
Relax by the water at Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Belmar Beach. Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook).

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San Diego to New York City is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Belmar Beach, Bay Head Beach, Gateway National Recreation
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Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
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Gateway National Recreation

1
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

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You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
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Liberty Bell Center

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Falls Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center, and then explore the world behind art at The Phillips Collection.

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Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Great Falls Park, Torpedo Factory Art Center
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Great Falls Park
Great Falls Park
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National Air and Space Museum
The Phillips Collection ©
The Phillips Collection

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