3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Gettysburg
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh

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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 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg attractions planner .

Pittsburgh to Gettysburg is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In September in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia online holiday planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gettysburg in September since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Classes Parks

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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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