Which place is better DC or Philadelphia

Road trip planning (Washington DC - Philadelphia - New York)

Good evening gentlemen,

I'm currently planning a little "road trip" from Washington DC via Philadelphia to New York.

Currently I have planned a total of 15 days for this, which I have divided up as follows:

- Day 1 - 5 "Washington"

- Day 6 "Six Flags - America"

- Day 7 - 8 "Philadelphia"

- Day 9 "Six Flags - Great Adventure"

- Day 10-15 "New York"

Since I have so far connected a maximum of 2 cities within one vacation by car (or better said by taxi) (Abu Dhabi & Dubai), this is somewhat uncharted territory for me.

Therefore I would like to turn to the experienced travelers who have already made such and even larger road trips themselves to find out whether my planning is "feasible" on site.

I would be happy to receive information, suggestions, improvements and suggestions for adjustments

Current planning:

day 1

Hotel check-in

White House

day 2

Washington Monument

World War II Memorial

Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool

Lincoln Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

FranklinDelanoRoosevelt Memorial

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Day 3

"National Mall"

- Smithonian National Museum

- Smithonian Castle

- Ulysses Grant Memorial

- US Capitol

Supreme Court of the US

Library of Congress

Union Station

Day 4


- Ford's Theater

- Chinatown


Arlington Cementery

Day 5

If necessary city tour

Day 6

Hotel check-out

Pick up rental car

Drive to Six Flags "America" ​​theme park

Overnight nearby

Day 7

Hotel check-out (morning)

Drive to Philadelphia

Hotel check-in (noon)

Battleship "New Jersey"

Independence Hall & Square

Liberty Bell

Old City

City Hall

Day 8

"City tour"

- Rocky statue / steps

- Philadelphia Museum of Art

- Eastern State Penitentiary (prison)

- China Town

Day 9

Hotel check-out

Drive to the Six Flags "Great Adventure"

Six Flags "Great Adventure"

Overnight nearby

Day 10

Hotel check-out

Drive to New York

Delivery rental car

Hotel check-in (morning)

"Central Park"

- Central Park

- 5th Avenue

- Ghostbusters II "high-rise"

- Cathedal of Saint John the Divine

"In the evening"

- Rockefeller Center

- Time Square

- MetLife Building

- Grand Central Station

- Madison Square Garden

- Hard Rock Cafe

Day 11

"Downtown Part 1"

- Radio City Music Hall

- St. Patrick's Cathedral

- Theater District

- Times Square

- Rockefeller Center / Atlas Statue ("Top of the Rock" viewing platform)

- Grand Central Station

- MetLife

- Chrysler Building- Penn Station

- Madison Square Garden

Day 12

"Downtown Part 2"

- Empire State Building

- Flat iron building

- Union Square

- Highline

- China Town

- Little Italy

Day 13

"Financial District Part 1"

- 9/11 Memorial

- One World

- Broadway

- New York Stock Exchange

- Ghostbusters Firestation

Day 14

“Financial District Part 2“ - Battery Park

- Statue of Liberty

- Brooklyn Bridge / ManhattanBridge

Day 15

Hotel check-out

USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

UN headquarters

Return flight