15 days in Allentown, Philadelphia & Denver Area Itinerary

15 days in Allentown, Philadelphia & Denver Area Itinerary

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Allentown
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Allentown

— 3 nights
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Allentown: Grandview Speedway (in Bechtelsville), Koziar's Christmas Village (in Bernville) and Hersheypark (in Hershey). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Tap Room, contemplate the long history of Hoover Mason Trestle, examine the collection at Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns.

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New York City to Allentown is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Allentown hover around 43°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Allentown

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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Philadelphia

— 6 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Wooddale Covered Bridge (in Wilmington). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, examine the collection at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center.

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You can drive from Allentown to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Denver

— 5 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Dedicate the 15th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

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Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Denver takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In December, Denver is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

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