5 days in Valley Forge & Philadelphia Itinerary

5 days in Valley Forge & Philadelphia Itinerary

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5 days in Valley Forge & Philadelphia Itinerary

Philadelphia
Drive:  45​min
Valley Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Philadelphia

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Valley Forge

Valley Forge
The Village of Valley Forge is an unincorporated settlement located on the west side of Valley Forge National Historical Park at the confluence of Valley Creek and the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the history at Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates, explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and then admire the natural beauty at Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Fonthill, and then browse the different shops at Peddler's Village.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Valley Forge trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to Valley Forge is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, Valley Forge is little chillier at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Valley Forge

Parks Classes Nightlife

Side Trips

Chadds Ford, Chanticleer Garden, Longwood Gardens, Fonthill, Peddler's Village
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Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens
Fonthill ©
Fonthill
Chanticleer Garden
Chanticleer Garden

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Franklin Institute. Popular historic sites such as Independence Hall and Valley Forge National Historical Park are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and get a sense of history and politics at City Hall.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia vacation builder.

In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

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