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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Constitution Center, then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Atlanta to Philadelphia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then get engrossed in the history at Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum.

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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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Philadelphia in July since evenings lows in Gettysburg dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.