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): take a peaceful walk through Michaux State Forest, then steep yourself in history at Shriver House Museum, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the next day, get advice or help at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg vacation builder.

Orlando to Gettysburg is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in October, expect nights in Gettysburg to be cooler, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, trek along The Mill at Anselma, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally hike along Kelly Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Washington State Park, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Schuylkill River Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly 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.