4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania journey planner

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Gettysburg
— 1 day
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg

— 1 day
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 (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devils Den.

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Washington to Gettysburg is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Philadelphia

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Schuylkill River Trail and Kelly Drive. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and The Mill at Anselma (in Chester Springs). There's much more to do: try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, look for all kinds of wild species at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, admire the natural beauty at Morris Arboretum, and take a stroll through Boathouse Row.

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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 May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

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Pennsylvania travel guide

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Casinos · Specialty Museums · History 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.