5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Pittsburgh
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lancaster
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Detroit

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center and then immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park.

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Detroit to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center
Point State Park ©
Point State Park

2
nights
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 18th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Gettysburg Diorama, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and finally learn about winemaking at Adams County Winery.

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Fly from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Adams County Winery
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, then take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally take a stroll through Amish Country.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lancaster sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. June in Lancaster sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Amish Country
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Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store ©
Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia driving holiday site .

Getting from Lancaster to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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