4 days in Houston & Philadelphia Itinerary

4 days in Houston & Philadelphia Itinerary

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Houston
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly

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Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston road trip tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Houston. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia road trip website.

Fly from Houston to Philadelphia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Houston in September, expect Philadelphia to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Shopping

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