9 days in Philadelphia, New Jersey & Ohio Itinerary

9 days in Philadelphia, New Jersey & Ohio Itinerary

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9 days in Philadelphia, New Jersey & Ohio Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Atlantic City
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Dayton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Rockbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Detroit

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visiting Independence National Historical Park and Morris Arboretum will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a stroll through Boathouse Row, and examine the collection at Please Touch Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia day trip site .

Detroit to Philadelphia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

2
nights
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
On the 18th (Sun), try your luck at Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, take in the exciting artwork at Donna Elias' Bayside Gallery & Coastal Gifts, then enjoy the sea views from Absecon Lighthouse, then take in the waterfront at Atlantic City Boardwalk, and finally pause for some photo ops at New Jersey Korean War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Borgata Casino, then try your luck at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, and then examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Atlantic City trip planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Atlantic City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Atlantic City dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk

1
night
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, look for all kinds of wild species at Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm, then steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, and finally take a stroll through Oregon District.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Dayton day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Atlantic City to Dayton takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Dayton

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Aullwood Audubon ©
Aullwood Audubon

1
night
Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, then hunt for treasures at Hocking Hills Market, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rockbridge driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Dayton to Rockbridge in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Rockbridge, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Hocking Hills Market ©
Hocking Hills Market

1
night
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Rockbridge to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cleveland when traveling from Rockbridge in August, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery
Cleveland Museum of Natural History ©

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