5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Pittsburgh
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Newark

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and then admire all the interesting features of PNC Park.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Pittsburgh route builder website .

Newark to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, Pittsburgh is slightly colder than Newark - with highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

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PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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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 16th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally make a trip to Devils Den.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Gettysburg tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In July in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hershey day trip planning site .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hershey sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

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Hersheypark

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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