4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip planner

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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg

— 1 night
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 28th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Michaux State Forest, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg visit planning site.

Orlando to Gettysburg is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Orlando in October, plan for little chillier days in Gettysburg, with highs around 67°F, while nights are colder with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 30th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then trek along The Mill at Anselma, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally hike along Kelly Drive. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Fort Washington State Park, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally hike along Schuylkill River Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planning app.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.