4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. Attractions like Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Green Lane to see Green Lane Nature Center about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Christ Church, stroll through Kelly Drive, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip builder .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

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Green Lane Nature Center, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

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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.
On the 16th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg route planner .

Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

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