11 days in Pennsylvania, Delaware & New Jersey Itinerary

11 days in Pennsylvania, Delaware & New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rehoboth Beach
— 1 night
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Drive to Lewes, DE, Ferry to Cape May, NJ, Drive to Wildwood
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Wildwood
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train to New York JFK, Fly to Glasgow

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Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

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.
On the 5th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh road trip planning site.

Glasgow, UK to Pittsburgh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in May, expect Pittsburgh to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, browse the exhibits of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg road trip tool.

Drive from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Rehoboth Beach

— 1 night

Nation's Summer Capital

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
On the 9th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Henlopen State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rehoboth Beach trip planning website.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Rehoboth Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Rehoboth Beach can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wildwood.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Wildwood

— 2 nights
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at Original Old Time Photo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wildwood trip planning website.

Getting from Rehoboth Beach to Wildwood by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rehoboth Beach in May, you will find days in Wildwood are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Wildwood

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia holiday planner.

You can drive from Wildwood to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Delaware travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.