3 days in Valley Forge, Philadelphia & Washington DC Itinerary

3 days in Valley Forge, Philadelphia & Washington DC Itinerary

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3 days in Valley Forge, Philadelphia & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Valley Forge
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Philadelphia
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Sacramento

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Valley Forge

Valley Forge ©
The Village of Valley Forge is an unincorporated settlement located on the west side of Valley Forge National Historical Park at the confluence of Valley Creek and the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Valley Forge day trip site.

Sacramento to Valley Forge is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sacramento in April: high temperatures in Valley Forge hover around 62°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Valley Forge

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

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hours
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Valley Forge to Philadelphia takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument

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