3 days in Waterville, Gettysburg & Philadelphia Itinerary

3 days in Waterville, Gettysburg & Philadelphia Itinerary

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3 days in Waterville, Gettysburg & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Waterville
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Waterville
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Waterville

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Waterville

Waterville ©
Cummings Township is a township in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 16th (Tue), stroll around Little Pine State Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Pine Creek Gorge.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Waterville trip planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport, Greater Rochester International Airport and Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Waterville

Nature Parks

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Pine Creek Gorge
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Pine Creek Gorge ©
Pine Creek Gorge
Little Pine State Park ©
Little Pine State Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Waterville to Gettysburg takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den
Horseback Riding Tours

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, and finally admire all the interesting features of Independence National Historical Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Philadelphia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Independence National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art