5 days in Philadelphia & Valley Forge Itinerary

5 days in Philadelphia & Valley Forge Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania holiday planner

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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Valley Forge
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia

— 1 night

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.
You've added Liberty Bell Center, Elfreth's Alley, Christ Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 15th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Old City Hall, steep yourself in history at Independence National Historical Park, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia road trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Valley Forge.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Valley Forge

— 3 nights
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. You've now added Valley Forge National Historical Park to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Arnold's Family Fun Center, then pause for some photo ops at National Memorial Arch, and then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at American Treasure Tour Museum, contemplate the long history of Wharton Esherick Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daylesford Abbey, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jenkins Arboretum & Garden.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Valley Forge online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Valley Forge takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Valley Forge

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

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