3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia sightseeing planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Philadelphia. In September, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

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Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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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 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then admire all the interesting features of Devils Den, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Gettysburg trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 57°F in Gettysburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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