2 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

2 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania route maker

Make it your trip
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Gettysburg
— 1 day
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Gettysburg

— 1 day
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 (Wed), get answers to all your questions at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip planner.

Washington DC to Gettysburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around 49°F and lows are around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally take a stroll through Boathouse Row.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Philadelphia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.