7 days in Philadelphia, Brooklyn & New York City Itinerary

7 days in Philadelphia, Brooklyn & New York City Itinerary

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7 days in Philadelphia, Brooklyn & New York City Itinerary

Start: New York City
Train:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  1​h 45​min
2
Brooklyn
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
End: New York City

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Barnes Foundation and Rodin Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ronks (Strasburg Rail Road & Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania) and Sesame Place (in Langhorne). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, examine the collection at Please Touch Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and take a stroll through Amish Country.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip maker app .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ronks, Amish Country, Sesame Place
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Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Strasburg Rail Road ©
Strasburg Rail Road

1
night
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, then examine the collection at New York Transit Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Brooklyn Tabernacle.

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Getting from Philadelphia to Brooklyn by combination of train and subway takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Brooklyn Bridge, Liberty State Park
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Liberty State Park ©
Liberty State Park
Brooklyn Bridge ©
Brooklyn Bridge
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Brooklyn Tabernacle

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ground Zero Museum Workshop and St. Paul's Chapel. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Tenement Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

New York City is just a short distance from Brooklyn. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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