4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Harrisburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Boston

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 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Christ Church and then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then examine the collection at National Constitution Center, then wander the streets of Independence Mall, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Rittenhouse Square.

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Boston to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in May, with highs in Philadelphia at 74°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum

2
nights
Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns, and then identify plant and animal life at Wolf Sanctuary of PA.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Harrisburg trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Wolf Sanctuary of PA, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, Indian Echo Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ©
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum

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