5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4 h
1
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: New York City

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 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Devils Den and then stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, appreciate the history behind Equestrian Monument to Major General John Sedgwick, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg day trip planner.

New York City to Gettysburg is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia holiday maker website.

Getting from Gettysburg to Philadelphia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

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