9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 15​min
2
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 30​min
3
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  28​h
End: Philadelphia

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Philadelphia. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
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Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the striking features of Basilica of St. Josaphat, examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, and then stop by Indulgence Chocolatiers.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee itinerary maker .

You can fly from Philadelphia to Milwaukee in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Milwaukee due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Milwaukee to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Keystone.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
St. Joan of Arc Chapel ©
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, then delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Keystone attractions planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Milwaukee to Keystone in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Milwaukee in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Keystone, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Prairie Berry Winery, Black Hills National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Denver Botanic Gardens and Molly Brown House Museum. Visit Dinosaur Ridge and 16th Street Mall for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Denver to Idaho Springs to see River Rafting & Tubing about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, and steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denver driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Keystone in July, with highs in Denver at 87°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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