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
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. On your second day here, take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia online trip itinerary maker .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Independence Hall
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Barnes Foundation

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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 21st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg online trip maker .

Getting from Philadelphia to Gettysburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh

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Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore and take pictures at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Pittsburgh Glass Center Studios, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally admire all the interesting features of PNC Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Bicycle Heaven
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Pittsburgh Glass Center Studios

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