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
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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: Boston

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Constitution Center, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

Plan trip to Philadelphia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Boston to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston in June, you will find days in Philadelphia are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
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 16th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg attractions planner .

You can 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. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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 17th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Bayernhof Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pittsburgh trip maker site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

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Side Trip

Bayernhof Museum
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Bayernhof Museum ©
Bayernhof Museum
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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