7 days in Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

7 days in Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

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7 days in Philadelphia & New York City Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
End: New York City

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 20th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planning tool .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, meet the residents at Central Park Zoo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Designs by Kamni.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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