16 days in Philadelphia & Galveston Island Itinerary

16 days in Philadelphia & Galveston Island Itinerary

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Galveston
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Get a sense of the local culture at Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Kleinfeltersville), Olio Olive Oils & Balsamics (in Lititz) and Refreshing Mountain (in Stevens). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Wetlands Institute, contemplate the long history of Washington Memorial Chapel, get engrossed in the history at Battleship New Jersey, and explore the world behind art at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Houston to Philadelphia is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Philadelphia is a bit cooler than Houston - with highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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National Constitution Center ©
National Constitution Center
Refreshing Mountain ©
Refreshing Mountain
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park

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Galveston

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum and Fishing Charters & Tours. Head to The Bryan Museum and Murdochsfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through East End Historic District, examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, and trot along with S-n-G Horseback Riding.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Galveston online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Philadelphia to Galveston in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Galveston. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, things will get a bit warmer in Galveston: highs are around 88°F and lows about 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Galveston

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum ©

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