4 days in New Jersey & Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in New Jersey & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Wildwood
— 1 day
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Wildwood

— 1 day
Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Wildwood day trip planning website.

New York City to Wildwood is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Wildwood

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 3rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and finally walk around Washington Square Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, then take in the history at Brandywine Battlefield, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and finally walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planning site.

Getting from Wildwood to Philadelphia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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 5th (Mon): explore the galleries of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, then walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg planner.

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. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gettysburg, with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Casinos · Specialty 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.