5 days in Philadelphia & Denver Itinerary

5 days in Philadelphia & Denver Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia

— 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate the long history of City Hall Visitor Center, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally stop by Society Hill. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Philadelphia. September in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Denver

— 3 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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop (in Cascade), Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & Penrose Heritage Museum) and Estes Park (Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, Estes Park Guided Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience and get outside with Apex Ex.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denver tour itinerary builder site.

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 (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in September since evenings lows in Denver dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

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