12 days in Philadelphia & The Countryside & Niagara Falls Itinerary

12 days in Philadelphia & The Countryside & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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12 days in Philadelphia & The Countryside & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  74​h
1
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h
End: Minneapolis

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum and Rodin Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Ocean City (Parasailing & Paragliding & Ocean City Beach), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Jersey Shore Alpacas (in Cape May). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masonic Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Independence Hall, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Philadelphia day trip website .

Minneapolis to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape May, Ocean City, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Patriots and Heroes Park, admire the sheer force of Eternal Flame Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Griffis Sculpture Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Philadelphia to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in August, with highs in Niagara Falls at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Griffis Sculpture Park, Patriots and Heroes Park, Eternal Flame Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower