5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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

1
day
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 12th (Wed): wander the streets of The Strip District, look for all kinds of wild species at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Pittsburgh. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
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Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
The Strip District ©
The Strip District
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve

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.
On the 13th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally identify plant and animal life at East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg tour builder site .

Getting from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In June in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Independence Hall and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Get in touch with nature at Green Lane Nature Center and The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner .

Drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Green Lane Nature Center, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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