31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Spokane
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
9
Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
End: Philadelphia

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oliver's Lounge as well as The Pink Door. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get a taste of local nightlife at Oliver's Lounge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, stroll through Seahurst Beach Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally take in a show at The Pink Door.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle road trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seattle. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Spokane

Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): grab your bike and head to North Idaho Centennial Trail, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and then play a few rounds at Circling Raven Golf Club.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Spokane trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June in Spokane, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

Outdoors Golf Wildlife

Side Trips

North Idaho Centennial Trail, Circling Raven Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail
Circling Raven Golf Club ©
Circling Raven Golf Club

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and finally trek along Grinnell Glacier. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park road trip tool .

Getting from Spokane to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Spokane in June, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Glacier National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Ruins Road, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 46°F, while days are much hotter, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hike along Hanging Lake Trail, see the interesting displays at Frontier Historical Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs online trip builder .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Glenwood Springs in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
Frontier Historical Museum ©
Frontier Historical Museum

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): hike along Yampa River Core Trail, then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, browse the exhibits of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Steamboat Springs fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Fishing Charters & Tours
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

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Vail

Vail
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vail trip planner .

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Vail by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in June, expect nights in Vail to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 60°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Vail

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

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Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at US Cavalry Museum, identify plant and animal life at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, then examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Council Grove Reservoir, take in the exciting artwork at Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Courtyard Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Small World Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Abilene tour itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vail to Abilene. The time zone difference when traveling from Vail to Abilene is 1 hour. Traveling from Vail in June, expect Abilene to be warmer, temps between 91°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lindsborg, Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, US Cavalry Museum, Council Grove Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad
US Cavalry Museum ©
US Cavalry Museum

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and then meet the residents at Kansas City Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Abilene to Kansas City in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Zoos & Aquariums Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Kansas City Zoo ©
Kansas City Zoo

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
You've now added Historic Downtown Branson to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), trek along Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area, take in the history at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, then stroll through Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave, and finally take a stroll through Historic Downtown Branson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonshine Beach, and then get a new perspective on nature at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Branson trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Branson, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ridgedale, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Louis Ballpark Village. On the 3rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, learn about winemaking at Montelle Winery, then see the interesting displays at City Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at St. Louis Ballpark Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Transportation, then contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

You can plan Saint Louis trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sachs Butterfly House, Montelle Winery
Highlights from your plan

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Rosa's Lounge has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, hike along Cowles Bog, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Rosa's Lounge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, then explore the activities along Lake Michigan, and then kick back and relax at Whihala Beach Co Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online attractions planner .

Fly from Saint Louis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in July, you will find days in Chicago are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chesterton, Lake Michigan, Whihala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cowles Bog ©
Cowles Bog
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Whihala Beach ©
Whihala Beach

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the history at Stones River National Battlefield, learn about winemaking at Arrington Vineyards, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nashville road trip tool .

Getting from Chicago to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in July, you will find days in Nashville are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Stones River National Battlefield, Arrington Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, identify plant and animal life at Carolina Raptor Center, then contemplate the long history of President James K. Polk State Historic Site, then get a taste of the local shopping with SouthPark, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Old Mecklenburg Brewery.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Charlotte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Charlotte due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Charlotte are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Carolina Raptor Center, President James K. Polk State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Carolina Raptor Center ©
Carolina Raptor Center
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Charles Beach, explore the galleries of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, hike along Currituck Banks Reserve, and then stroll through Currituck Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Charlotte to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corolla, Cape Charles Beach, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve

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Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Chincoteague Bay Field Station, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Depot, and then visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island tour planner .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Assateague Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Assateague Lighthouse ©
Assateague Lighthouse
Chincoteague Bay Field Station ©
Chincoteague Bay Field Station

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 13th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Washington State Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Morris Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: ride a horse along Stroud Preserve, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia day trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Chincoteague Island to Philadelphia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Washington State Park, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Stroud Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center