3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip maker

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

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art and then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia route site.

Columbus to Philadelphia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg

— 1 night
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 1st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then get answers to all your questions at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg travel planning site.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.