4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: New York City

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at King of Prussia Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at City Hall, view the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at National Constitution Center, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of American Jewish History, and finally contemplate the long history of Christ Church.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

King of Prussia Mall, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum

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Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 15th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Lancaster Central Market, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, then see the interesting displays at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, and finally view the masterpieces at Christiane David Gallery.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lancaster online travel route builder .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store ©
Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Lancaster Central Market ©
Lancaster Central Market

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, then contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, and finally see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Diorama.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg vacation app .

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg ©
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg

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