5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia tour itinerary maker .

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Classes

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

1
night
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

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You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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.
On the 11th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Mount Washington, then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then explore and take pictures at PNC Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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PNC Park ©
PNC Park
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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