4 days in Valley Forge & Philadelphia Itinerary

4 days in Valley Forge & Philadelphia Itinerary

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4 days in Valley Forge & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Valley Forge
Valley Forge
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Valley Forge

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. On the 14th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Wharton Esherick Museum, take an in-depth tour of American Treasure Tour Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington Memorial Chapel, then appreciate the history behind National Memorial Arch, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Valley Forge trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Valley Forge. In June, daytime highs in Valley Forge are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Valley Forge

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

American Treasure Tour Museum, Wharton Esherick Museum
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Wharton Esherick Museum ©
Wharton Esherick Museum
Washington Memorial Chapel ©
Washington Memorial Chapel


Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 15th (Sat), shop like a local with Rittenhouse Square, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia tour planner.

Getting from Valley Forge to Philadelphia by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary