The Tour to Washington and Philadelphia from New York begins in Manhattan, is in this district of the Big Apple where begins the adventure of visiting two of the most important cities in the United States.

Washington and Philadelphia are two beautiful cities, with a lot of history and with many places to visit, along with both cities you can relive the U.S. Revolution by visiting several emblems, such as statues, which remember how the nation got freedom.

In addition to visiting historical places, you will also can visit incredible museums, as well as buildings that are emblems. To visit Washington and Philadelphia is something incredible, in the Capital of the United States you will see the importance of the politics for the USA visiting different memorials, in Philadelphia you will be able to appreciate the Cradle of the Revolution, to walk by some of the oldest streets of States, on the other hand, to visit Philadelphia will allow you to know the Amish culture.


Our 2-day trip through Philadelphia and Washington DC begin in the City of Fraternal Love, we leave New York to first visit Philadelphia, a city quite cultural and full of historical emblems.

Here below we share some of the places we will visit in Philadelphia, visiting each of these places will allow you to better understand the history of the United States, take a look:

The Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell Philadelphia

Liberty Bell Philadelphia

The Liberty Bell is one of the symbols of the U.S. Revolution, rang in 1776 to call citizens to read the Declaration of Independence of the United States, which is why the bell is one of the emblems of the city and one of the tourist attractions of Philadelphia worth visiting.

The Liberty Bell has a crack that today nobody knows how it got, is also a symbol of the struggle to abolish slavery and is one of the most visited attractions in Philadelphia.

Independence Hall

Well, another very important emblem of the city is Independence Hall, there was debated and signed the Constitution of the United States, which is certainly a historic place worth visiting in Philadelphia.

Independence Hall is a national monument, this building is the one that appears on the back of the 100-dollar bill, it is also a World Heritage Site. It’s a must-see when you’re in Philadelphia.

Betsy Ross’s house

Betsy Ross's house

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Another superb landmark of the city is the home of Betsy Ross, home to the woman who sewed the first American flag. Today the house is a museum, full of curious objects used during the revolution, a fantastic place where you can see American patriotism.

Inside Betsy Ross’ House, you’ll find a small souvenir shop where you’ll find all kinds of objects like flags, t-shirts, even copies of the U.S. Constitution – a place you’ll love!

Elfreth’s Alley

One of the most beautiful places you’ll find in Philadelphia, Elfreth’s Alley is considered America’s oldest residential street. This place today retains its beauty, along the alley you will see houses built between 1728 and 1836, appreciate the architecture of the time, a great place to photograph.

Elfreth’s Alley is considered a Historic Monument and one of Philadelphia’s most visited tourist attractions. Visiting this place is something amazing, a place that will leave you with great memories of the City of Fraternal Love.

Rocky Staircase

Rocky Staircase

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Another place that is a popular emblem is the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a place known worldwide for being where the famous scene of Rocky was recreated climbing the stairs and at the end raising his fists as a symbol of victory.

On one side of the stairs, you will see the Rocky Statue, a statue visited daily by tourists who want to take a picture next to the champion Rocky Balboa.

Lancaster County

An incredible thing about the Philadelphia Tour is that it allows you to visit Lancaster County, home to one of the largest Amish communities in the USA. Once there you will be able to see how the Amish live, take a ride in an authentic Amish carriage and visit the market.

After finishing the first day’s tour in Philadelphia it’s time to rest for the next day to visit Washington DC, another amazing city where you’ll also have a great day.

Washington DC

The Capital of the United States is an incredible city with dozens of interesting places to visit, here below we leave some of the places you will visit in the Tour to Washington DC:

Arlington Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery

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Arlington Cemetery is one of the most visited cemeteries in the world, a place that deserves a few hours to know, there rest in peace American soldiers who participated in different wars.

Arlington Cemetery is the tomb with the Eternal Flame of President John F. Kennedy, who is buried with his wife Jacqueline and 2 of his children, there is also the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A place worth visiting, very interesting and which pays tribute to those who have fought for the United States.

Memorial de Iwo Jima

The Iwo Jima Memorial is a memorial statue dedicated to members of the U.S. Marine Corps who died defending the country. The monument is inspired by a World War II photograph of soldiers raising their flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima. Another place not to be missed.

Memorial Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln Memorial

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An incredible memorial to President Abraham Lincoln. The building where the Abraham Lincoln Memorial is located is shaped like a Greek temple and inside you will find a series of important phrases that have been pronounced throughout history. A beautiful monument, very important for the American culture, also from this place you will have a beautiful view of the city.

Reflecting Pool

Reflecting Pool is a gigantic pool from where you can see the Washington Memorial in the distance. There are also steps where Martin Luther King JR. He gave the famous Have a Dream speech. Reflecting Pool is a place worth visiting, this is one of the city’s most famous emblems, so don’t miss it.

United States Capitol

The U.S. Capitol is one of the most important buildings in the country, it is where the Houses of Congress meet, it is a symbol of U.S. politics and it is one of the places you can visit during a tour of Washington DC.

Its incredible golden dome can be seen from afar, the U.S. Capitol is a jewel of architecture, it is an impressive building that demonstrates the power of a nation. It hosts important political events and one of the most spectacular libraries in the United States.

Air and Space Museum

Air and Space Museum

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To end the day in Washington DC there is nothing better than a visit to the Air and Space Museum. This museum is impressive, one of the most incredible places in Washington DC, where you can end your visit to the capital of the United States, walking through the corridors of a museum full of objects and very interesting stories.

If you are going to spend a few days in New York you should know that you can extend your visit to other cities, a visit to the Big Apple is the perfect opportunity to get to know cities like Washington DC and Philadelphia, cities that are very close to New York and which are really wonderful.