3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania travel route planner

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Philadelphia
— 1 day
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Manheim
— 1 night
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Philadelphia

— 1 day

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 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally take a stroll through Society Hill.

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New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Devils Den.

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Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Philadelphia in September since evenings lows in Gettysburg dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Manheim.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Manheim

— 1 night
Manheim is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Myers Strawberry Farm, then trot along with Refreshing Mountain, and then steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister.

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Drive from Gettysburg to Manheim in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Manheim are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manheim

Wildlife · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.