5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Do your shopping at Reading Terminal Market and Rittenhouse Square. Get some cultural insight at Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). The adventure continues: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, see the interesting displays at Benjamin Franklin Museum, contemplate the long history of Independence National Historical Park, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online trip maker .

Detroit to Philadelphia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 23rd (Thu), stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, then contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; 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 up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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