5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Newark

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night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Christ Church, and then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation.

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Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hershey online trip maker .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

2
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 25th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg trip planner .

Drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore and take pictures at PNC Park and then admire all the interesting features of Heinz Field.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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PNC Park ©
PNC Park
Heinz Field ©
Heinz Field

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