7 days in Philadelphia & Denver Itinerary

7 days in Philadelphia & Denver Itinerary

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7 days in Philadelphia & Denver Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 15​min
2
Denver
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Family-friendly places like Longwood Gardens and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library will thrill your kids. Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online visit planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Philadelphia. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Theme Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Six Flags Great Adventure, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Carousel of Happiness. Go for a jaunt from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park to see Trail Ridge Road about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, catch a live performance at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and steep yourself in history at Union Station.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Denver route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Philadelphia to Denver in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, plan for little chillier nights in Denver, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Trail Ridge Road, River Rafting & Tubing, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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