8 days in Pennsylvania, Tennessee & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania, Tennessee & Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Newark

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, wander the streets of Society Hill, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, thencontemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, and finally stroll around Washington Square Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): gain insight at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Drive, and finally walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planning app.

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing) and Ramsey Cascades (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and hike along Alum Cave Trail.

Before you visit Gatlinburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Philadelphia to Gatlinburg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Zipline

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head outdoors with Adventures Out West, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On the next day, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary site.

Fly from Gatlinburg to Colorado Springs in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Gatlinburg in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 58°F. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Canon City, Adventures Out West, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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