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. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, and walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia road trip site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Philadelphia. In June in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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 24th (Thu), take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Gettysburg day trip site.

Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Pennsylvania travel guide

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.