4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visit Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Green Lane Nature Center (in Green Lane), Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Kleinfeltersville) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's lots more to do: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, identify plant and animal life at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, wander the streets of Society Hill, and listen to music at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips


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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.
On the 9th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in January, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Pennsylvania travel guide

Specialty Museums · Casinos · 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.