4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Pittsburgh
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly

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Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at LumberjAxes.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Pittsburgh route app.

Toronto, Canada to Pittsburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: highs in Pittsburgh hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.
On the 11th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Devils Den, then get your bearings at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg itinerary planner.

Drive from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. April in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 12th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia day trip website.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.