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

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

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

Start: Belo Horizonte
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+3
subway + bus + Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
End: Belo Horizonte

5
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.
9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Brooklyn Heights Promenade and World Trade Center's Liberty Park. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Silverball Pinball Museum in Asbury Park--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour planning website .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to New York City is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Belo Horizonte in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Liberty State Park, Silverball Pinball Museum
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): putt your heart out at Trapped PHL - Escape Rooms, learn more about the world around you at Delaware Museum of Natural History, then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and finally identify plant and animal life at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Garden State Discovery Museum, then explore and take pictures at Citizens Bank Park, then see the interesting displays at American Swedish Historical Museum, and finally examine the collection at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planning site .

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Garden State Discovery Museum
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Delaware Museum of Natural History ©
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of the Marine Corps and 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Birthplace National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), St. Michaels (Lyon Distilling Company & Eastern Shore Brewing) and Mary Washington House (in Fredericksburg). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, take an in-depth tour of Gadsby's Tavern Museum, admire the masterpieces at Bruce Snake Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint Mary.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Alexandria, St. Michaels, Mount Vernon, Bruce Snake Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Old Town ©
Old Town

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