13 days in Philadelphia & Gettysburg Itinerary

13 days in Philadelphia & Gettysburg Itinerary

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13 days in Philadelphia & Gettysburg Itinerary

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


9
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cape May (Cape May Lighthouse & Cape May City Beaches), Atlantic City Boardwalk (in Atlantic City) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great Adventure.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Erase Me 19, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape May, Harrah's Philadelphia, Grounds For Sculpture, Atlantic City Boardwalk, Cape May County Park & Zoo
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

3
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 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Shriver House Museum, learn about all things military at Gettysburg Museum of History, then contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from Philadelphia in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

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