5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Train
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine Battlefield (in Chadds Ford). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.
On the 16th (Sat), get your bearings at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, then get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg online travel planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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.