12 days in West Orange & Philadelphia Itinerary

12 days in West Orange & Philadelphia Itinerary

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12 days in West Orange & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: West Orange
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West Orange
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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West Orange
— 1 night
End: West Orange

7
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West Orange

West Orange ©
West Orange is a suburban township in central Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Thomas Edison National Historical Park and Melovino Meadery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kips Castle and Cricket Hill Brewing Co. Step out of West Orange with an excursion to Grace Lord Park in Boonton--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at South Mountain Reservation, practice your aim at Bury The Hatchet Bloomfield - Axe Throwing, immerse yourself in nature at Edgemont Memorial Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Presby Iris Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our West Orange online trip planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Newark Liberty International Airport, La Guardia Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In October, daytime highs in West Orange are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 4th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in West Orange

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

South Mountain Fairy Trail, Bury The Hatchet Bloomfield - Axe Throwing, Cricket Hill Brewing Co, Gun For Hire Shooting Range, The Grover Cleveland Birthplace
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South Mountain Reservation ©
South Mountain Reservation
Grace Lord Park ©
Grace Lord Park

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia vacation planner .

Getting from West Orange to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. January in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Museum of the American Revolution ©
Museum of the American Revolution
Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall

1
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West Orange

West Orange ©
On the 26th (Sun), experience the excitement of Empire Rooms LLC, get your game on at Monster Mini Golf, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Twin Elephant Brewing Company, and finally stop by Words Bookstore.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the West Orange trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to West Orange takes 2 hours. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in West Orange

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Fairfield, Words Bookstore, Twin Elephant Brewing Company
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Empire Rooms LLC ©
Empire Rooms LLC
Twin Elephant Brewing Company ©
Twin Elephant Brewing Company
Monster Mini Golf ©
Monster Mini Golf