10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  7​h
1
Allentown
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Nashville

4
nights
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Popular historic sites such as Ephrata Cloister and Grey Towers National Historic Site are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Asa Packer Mansion and Peters Valley Gallery. Explore Allentown's surroundings by going to Hickory Run State Park (in White Haven), Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia) and Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Duke Farms, examine the collection at Northlandz, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hoover Mason Trestle, and experience rural life at George Schmidt Berry Farm.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Allentown online trip maker .

Nashville to Allentown is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, Allentown is little chillier than Nashville - with highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Allentown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bethlehem, Ricketts Glen State Park, Ephrata Cloister, Lakota Wolf Preserve, Duke Farms
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Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Duke Farms ©
Duke Farms

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Ronn Palm's Museum of Civil War Images. On your second day here, witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg, then take an in-depth tour of Shriver House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Jennie Wade House, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg travel route builder website .

You can drive from Allentown to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Popular historic sites such as Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Valley Forge National Historical Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia day trip tool .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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