34 days in Philadelphia & Seattle Itinerary

34 days in Philadelphia & Seattle Itinerary

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34 days in Philadelphia & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  11​h
1
Philadelphia
— 16 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 16 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Zurich

16
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some cultural insight at Independence National Historical Park and The Amish Farm and House. Get outdoors at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Venture out of the city with trips to George Schmidt Berry Farm (in New Tripoli), Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City) and Asa Packer Mansion (in Jim Thorpe). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, enjoy the sea views from East Point Lighthouse, and get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Philadelphia is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in September; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape May Court House, McKean County Historical Society, Ephrata Cloister, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Independence National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Hickory Run State Park ©
Hickory Run State Park

16
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Your inner history buff will appreciate New Dungeness Lighthouse and Pioneer Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Sequim (Dungeness River Audubon Center, Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, & more), Olympic National Park (Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, Deer Park, & more) and Mount Rainier (in Mount Rainier National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Seattle takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Seattle. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, you will find days in Seattle are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Sequim, Olympia, Snoqualmie Falls, Staircase Rapids Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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