5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get a sense of the local culture at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Barnes Foundation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Christ Church. And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, take a stroll through Boathouse Row, and don't miss a visit to Rittenhouse Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online driving holiday planner.

Detroit to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Casinos

Side Trips


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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 your bearings at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Artworks, awaken your taste buds at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Gettysburg trip planning website.

Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Pennsylvania travel guide

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.