5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip planner

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Barto
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Barto

On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at The National Centre for Padre Pio.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barto trip planner.

Newark to Barto is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Barto

Museums

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Sun): get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Barto to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Philadelphia

— 2 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.
When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately Kennett Square away. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

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 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.