"day difference without weekends" Answer’s


Very easy with my favourites: DateTime, DateInterval and DatePeriod

$start = new DateTime('2012-09-06');
$end = new DateTime('2012-09-11');
// otherwise the  end date is excluded (bug?)
$end->modify('+1 day');

$interval = $end->diff($start);

// total days
$days = $interval->days;

// create an iterateable period of date (P1D equates to 1 day)
$period = new DatePeriod($start, new DateInterval('P1D'), $end);

// best stored as array, so you can add more than one
$holidays = array('2012-09-07');

foreach($period as $dt) {
    $curr = $dt->format('D');

    // substract if Saturday or Sunday
    if ($curr == 'Sat' || $curr == 'Sun') {

    // (optional) for the updated question
    elseif (in_array($dt->format('Y-m-d'), $holidays)) {

echo $days; // 4
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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