4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia visit planning tool.

Durham to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Durham in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Philadelphia, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg visit planner.

Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.