11 days in Philadelphia & Gettysburg Itinerary

11 days in Philadelphia & Gettysburg Itinerary

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11 days in Philadelphia & Gettysburg Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

7
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of American Jewish History and Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Michener Art Museum and Independence Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur), Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Air Mobility Command Museum (in Dover). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, examine the collection at Roadside America, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia road trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Philadelphia. In February in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Doylestown, Air Mobility Command Museum, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Roadside America
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Air Mobility Command Museum ©
Air Mobility Command Museum
Roadside America ©
Roadside America

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at C&O Canal National Historical Park, pause for some photo ops at 12th & 44th New York Infantry Monument, and then pause for some photo ops at High Water Mark of the Rebellion Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, see the interesting displays at Renfrew Museum and Park, and then take in the history at East Cavalry Battlefield.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gettysburg, with lows of 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Renfrew Museum and Park
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