5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Baltimore, Train to Market St. at 5th St.
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, then get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg vacation planner.

Houston to Gettysburg is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in April: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around 64°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

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.