4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center and then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia journey planner.

Detroit to Philadelphia is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in March; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 50°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

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Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

1
night
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 9th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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