4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Gettysburg
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Newark

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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 18th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg vacation planning app .

Newark to Gettysburg is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In February, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Devils Den ©
Devils Den
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Appreciate the collections at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Independence Hall. Escape the urban bustle at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Kelly Drive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: King of Prussia Mall (in King of Prussia) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, pick up some local products at Ardmore Farmers Market, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia, King of Prussia Mall, Ardmore Farmers Market
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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