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# Python – Program to Find Number of Days Between Two Given Dates

Given two dates, write a Python program to find the total number of days between them.
Examples:

```Input : dt1 = 13/12/2020, dt2 = 25/2/2021
Output : 74 days

Input : dt1 = 01/01/2020, dt2 = 01/01/2021
Output : 366 days```

## Naive Approach:

One Naive Solution is to start from dt1 and keep counting days till dt2 is reached. This solution requires more than O(1) time. A Better and Simple solution is to count the total number of days before dt1 from i.e., total days from 00/00/0000 to dt1, then count the total number of days before dt2. Finally, return the difference between the two counts.

``````# Python3 program two find number of days between two given dates

# A date has day 'd', month 'm' and year 'y'

class Date:
def __init__(self, d, m, y):
self.d = d
self.m = m
self.y = y

# To store number of days in all months from
# January to Dec.
monthDays = [31, 28, 31, 30, 31, 30,
31, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31]

# This function counts number of leap years
# before the given date

def countLeapYears(d):

years = d.y

# Check if the current year needs to be considered
# for the count of leap years or not
if (d.m <= 2):
years -= 1

# An year is a leap year if it is a multiple of 4,
# multiple of 400 and not a multiple of 100.
return int(years / 4) - int(years / 100) + int(years / 400)

# This function returns number of days between two
# given dates
def getDifference(dt1, dt2):

# COUNT TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS BEFORE FIRST DATE 'dt1'

# initialize count using years and day
n1 = dt1.y * 365 + dt1.d

# Add days for months in given date
for i in range(0, dt1.m - 1):
n1 += monthDays[i]

# Since every leap year is of 366 days,
# Add a day for every leap year
n1 += countLeapYears(dt1)

# SIMILARLY, COUNT TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS BEFORE 'dt2'

n2 = dt2.y * 365 + dt2.d
for i in range(0, dt2.m - 1):
n2 += monthDays[i]
n2 += countLeapYears(dt2)

# return difference between two counts
return (n2 - n1)

# Driver program
dt1 = Date(13, 12, 2020)
dt2 = Date(25, 2, 2021)

print(getDifference(dt1, dt2), "days")

``````

### Output:

`74 days`

## Using Python datetime Module:

Python comes with an inbuilt datetime module which helps us to solve various datetime related problems. In order to find the difference between two dates we simply input the two dates with date type and subtract them, which in turn provides us the number of days between the two dates.

``````# Python3 program two find number of days between two given dates

from datetime import date

def numOfDays(date1, date2):
return (date2-date1).days

# Driver program
date1 = date(2020, 12, 13)
date2 = date(2021, 2, 25)
print(numOfDays(date1, date2), "days")

``````

### Output:

`74 days`