16 days in Philadelphia & Galveston Island Itinerary

16 days in Philadelphia & Galveston Island Itinerary

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Galveston
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Philadelphia

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The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and National Constitution Center. Get a sense of the local culture at Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Kleinfeltersville), Olio Olive Oils & Balsamics (in Lititz) and Refreshing Mountain (in Stevens). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington Memorial Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, enjoy the sand and surf at North Wildwood Beach, and explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia travel itinerary planner.

Houston to Philadelphia is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Houston to Philadelphia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in September, with highs in Philadelphia at 80°F and lows at 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Horseback Riding Tour
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Galveston

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum and Moody Mansion. Head to The Bryan Museum and The Strandfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, wander the streets of East End Historic District, and trot along with S-n-G Horseback Riding.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Galveston online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Philadelphia to Galveston in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Galveston. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, things will get a bit warmer in Galveston: highs are around 88°F and lows about 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

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