9 days in Silver Spring, Washington DC & Philadelphia Itinerary

9 days in Silver Spring, Washington DC & Philadelphia Itinerary

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9 days in Silver Spring, Washington DC & Philadelphia Itinerary

Chattanooga
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Silver Spring
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Chattanooga

4
days
Silver Spring

Silver Spring
Silver Spring is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. Head to Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets and Arundel Millsfor plenty of shopping. Bring the kids along to The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring and Six Flags America. Change things up with these side-trips from Silver Spring: National Museum of Civil War Medicine (in Frederick) and The Mall in Columbia (in Columbia). It doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at RIO Washingtonian Center.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Silver Spring online trip planner .

Chattanooga to Silver Spring is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Chattanooga, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Silver Spring, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 31°F. You'll set off for Washington DC on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Silver Spring

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, Arundel Mills, The Mall in Columbia
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Six Flags America
Six Flags America
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring ©
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
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Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets

3
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arlington National Cemetery and Capitol Hill. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, look for gifts at Politics & Prose Bookstore, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip website .

Washington DC is just a stone's throw from Silver Spring. Traveling from Silver Spring in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 38°F in Washington DC. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Arlington, Old Town
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia road trip website .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 36°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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