10 days in Philadelphia & Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in Philadelphia & Washington DC Itinerary

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10 days in Philadelphia & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  33​h
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Denver

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Please Touch Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner .

Denver to Philadelphia is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Philadelphia. Traveling from Denver in June, Philadelphia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Please Touch Museum ©
Please Touch Museum

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and other attractions. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum capture your imagination. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Washington DC using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Betsy Ross House, Eastern State Penitentiary and Washington Square Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Independence Hall and The Franklin Institute. See even more of Philadelphia: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 5th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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