9 days in Philadelphia & The Countryside & Intercourse Itinerary

9 days in Philadelphia & The Countryside & Intercourse Itinerary

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9 days in Philadelphia & The Countryside & Intercourse Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  7​h 45​min
— 4 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Phoenix


Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elfreth's Alley as well as Christ Church. Get in touch with nature at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Philadelphia Museum of Art and Brandywine River Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (in Elverson) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and admire the landmark architecture of Arch Street United Methodist Church.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker .

Phoenix to Philadelphia is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Philadelphia. Traveling from Phoenix in May, things will get a bit cooler in Philadelphia: highs are around 74°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art


Intercourse ©
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. You've now added Amish Country to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ephrata Cloister, then get your game on at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf, then take an in-depth tour of The Amish Village, and finally play a few rounds at Water's Edge Mini-Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Amish Country, contemplate the waterfront views at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, and then steep yourself in history at Conrad Weiser Homestead.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Intercourse road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Philadelphia to Intercourse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Intercourse

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Strasburg, Ronks, Ephrata Cloister, Amish Country, Conrad Weiser Homestead
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Choo Choo Barn ©
Choo Choo Barn
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area ©